infantile autism


noun Psychology.

a disorder appearing in children before the age of two and a half, characterized by lack of interest in others, impaired communication skills, and bizarre behavior, as ritualistic acts and excessive attachment to objects.

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Medicine definitions for infantile autism

infantile autism

n.

autism
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