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Asperger's syndrome

/ (ˈæspɜːɡəz) /
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noun

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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C20: after Hans Asperger (20th century), Austrian physician who first described it
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Medical definitions for Asperger's syndrome

Asperger's syndrome
[ ăspər-gərz ]

n.

A pervasive developmental disorder, usually of childhood, characterized by impairments in social interactions and repetitive behavior patterns.
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Scientific definitions for Asperger's syndrome

Asperger's syndrome
[ ăspər-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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