[ uh-tee-lee-oh-sis, uh-tel-ee- ]

  1. a form of infantilism caused by pituitary malfunction, characterized by a childish face and voice and associated physical underdevelopment, but not affecting intelligence.

Origin of ateliosis

1900–05; <Greek ateleí(a) “imperfection, incompletion” (see a-6, tele-2, -ia) + -osis
  • Also a·te·lei·o·sis .

Other words from ateliosis

  • a·tel·i·ot·ic [uh-tel-ee-ot-ik], /əˌtɛl iˈɒt ɪk/, adjective

Words Nearby ateliosis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023