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developmental disability

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noun
  1. a disability, as mental retardation or cerebral palsy, that begins at an early age and continues indefinitely, leading to substantial handicap.
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Related formsdevelopmentally disabled, adjective
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developmental disability in Medicine

developmental disability

n.
  1. A cognitive, emotional, or physical impairment, especially one related to abnormal sensory or motor development, that appears in infancy or childhood and involves a failure or delay in progressing through the normal developmental stages of childhood.
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developmental disability in Science

developmental disability

[dĭ-vĕl′əp-mĕntl]
  1. A mental or physical disability, such as cerebral palsy or mental retardation, that is present during childhood, interferes with normal physical, intellectual, or emotional development, and usually lasts throughout life.
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