infantile purulent conjunctivitis n.
See ophthalmia neonatorum.
- Infantile scurvy
infantile scurvy n. An acute form of scurvy in infants resulting from malnutrition, marked by pallor, fetid breath, coated tongue, diarrhea, and subperiosteal hemorrhages. Also called Barlow’s disease.
- Infantile sexuality
infantile sexuality n. In psychoanalytic theory, the overlapping oral, anal, and phallic phases of psychosexual development that occur during the first 5 years of life.
- Infantile spasm
infantile spasm n. Brief muscular spasms in infants, usually lasting from one to three seconds and often appearing as nodding spasms.
[in-fuh n-tl-iz-uh m, -tahy-liz-, in-fan-tl-iz-uh m] /ˈɪn fən tlˌɪz əm, -taɪˌlɪz-, ɪnˈfæn tlˌɪz əm/ noun 1. the persistence in an adult of markedly childish anatomical, physiological, or psychological characteristics. 2. an act, trait, etc., especially in an adult. 3. a speech disorder characterized by speech and voice patterns that are typical of very young children. […]