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fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

[ feet-l al-kuh-hawl spek-truhm dis-awr-der, al kuh-hol ]
/ ˈfit l ˈæl kəˌhɔl ˈspɛk trəm dɪsˌɔr dər, ˈæl kəˌhɒl /
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noun
any of several disorders characterized by a variable cluster of birth defects that may include facial abnormalities, growth deficiency, intellectual disability, and other impairments, caused by the mother's consumption of alcohol during pregnancy. Abbreviation: FASD
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Origin of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

First recorded in 1995–2000

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