Definition of Ateliosis
1. Noun. A form of infantilism characterized by physical underdevelopment but normal intelligence.
Medical Definition of Ateliosis
1. Incomplete development of the body or any of its parts, as in infantilism and dwarfism. Synonym: atelia. Origin: G. Ateles, incomplete, + -osis, condition (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Ateliosis
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Practice of pediatrics by Charles Gilmore Kerley (1918)
"According to Hastings Gilford, true dwarfism (ateliosis) is divided into two ... In sexual ateliosis the development is always delayed until puberty. ..."
2. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler (1909)
"ateliosis: Progeria.—Under these terms, signifying continuous youth and premature old ... There are two varieties of ateliosis; the asexual, an infantilism ..."
3. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"ateliosis (continuous youth) and Progeria (premature old age). ... ateliosis also includes two subvarieties, the asexual and sexual. ..."
4. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"The subjects of infantilism may show all of the features of continuous youth (ateliosis), or wrinkled and inferior they present the picture of premature old ..."
5. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1914)
"We have also to distinguish between ateliosis, or perpetual youth, and progeria, which means an anticipated old age. This distinction is of course easy. ..."
6. A Manual of the practice of medicine by Arthur Albert Stevens (1915)
"(2) ateliosis.—The chief features of this condition, which is nearly the antithesis of acromegaly, are a childish facial appearance, diminutive stature, ..."
7. Neoplastic Diseases: A Treatise on Tumors by James Ewing (1922)
"ateliosis is a term used by Gilford to indicate a form of infantilism in which active growth ceases and an infantile or adolescent body type persists. ..."
8. Practice of Medicine by Frederick Tice (1921)
"... are cases of ateliosis, or individuals of perpetual youth. This is due probably to the fact that there is complete arrest of bony growth and of ..."