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Pronunciation: in-fan'ti-lizm


  1. A state marked by slow development of mind and body.
  2. Childishness, as characterized by a temper tantrum of an adolescent or adult.
  3. Underdevelopment of the sexual organs.

Synonym(s): infantile dwarfism

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