[in-fuh n-tahyl, -til] /ˈɪn fənˌtaɪl, -tɪl/
characteristic of or befitting an ; babyish; childish:
of or relating to or :
Physical Geography. (def 5).
like a child in action or behaviour; childishly immature; puerile
of, relating to, or characteristic of infants or infancy
in an early stage of development
mid-15c., “pertaining to infants,” from Latin infantilis “pertaining to an infant,” from infans (see infant). Sense of “infant-like” is from 1772.
infantile in·fan·tile (ĭn’fən-tīl’, -tĭl)
- Infantile acropustulosis
infantile acropustulosis n. A cyclical papulopustular crusting eruption that appears in the 10 months after birth and subsides at about 2 years of age.
noun, Psychology. 1. a disorder appearing in children before the age of two and a half, characterized by lack of interest in others, impaired communication skills, and bizarre behavior, as ritualistic acts and excessive attachment to objects. infantile autism n. A severe disorder of childhood characterized by withdrawal, preoccupation with fantasy, language impairment, and abnormal […]
- Infantile cortical hyperostosis
infantile cortical hyperostosis n. A painful thickening of membrane surrounding soft bone tissue, especially in the mandible, the clavicles, and the shafts of long bones, following fever and usually appearing before six months of age and disappearing during childhood. Also called Caffey’s disease, Caffey’s syndrome.
- Infantile digital fibromatosis
infantile digital fibromatosis n. See recurring digital fibroma of childhood.