[ as-per-ger ]
/ ˈæs pər gər /
a developmental disorder characterized by severely impaired social skills, repetitive behaviors, and often, a narrow set of interests, but not involving delayed development of linguistic and cognitive abilities: now considered one of the autism spectrum disorders.
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Also As·per·ger's syn·drome [as-per-gerz] /ˈæs pər gərz/.
Also called As·per·ger's, Asperger's disorder.
Origin of Asperger syndrome
named after Hans Asperger, 1906–80, Austrian pediatrician, who described it in 1944
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