/ (ˈæspɜːɡəz) /
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a form of autism in which the person affected has limited but obsessive interests, and has difficulty relating to other people
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Word Origin for Asperger's syndrome
C20: after Hans Asperger (20th century), Austrian physician who first described it
Words nearby Asperger's syndrome
aspectual, aspen, Aspen Hill, asper, asperate, Asperger's syndrome, Asperger syndrome, Asperges, aspergillosis, aspergillum, aspergillus
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Scientific definitions for Asperger's syndrome
[ ăs′pər-gərz ]
A developmental disorder characterized by impairment in social interactions and repetitive behavior patterns. It is named after its identifier, Austrian psychiatrist Hans Asperger (1906-1980).
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