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from The Century Dictionary.

  • Retaining through life an infantile or a juvenile state of development with respect to any organ. Modifications of structure from arrested development, so great or so serious as to deserve to be called monstrosities, are of common occurrence.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having been stopped or prevented from developing
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of arrest.

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