neurodiversity

[ noo r-oh-di-vur-si-tee, -dahy-, nyoo r- ]
/ ˌnʊər oʊ dɪˈvɜr sɪ ti, -daɪ-, ˌnyʊər- /

noun

the variation and differences in neurological structure and function that exist among human beings, especially when viewed as being normal and natural rather than pathological: recognizing autism as an example of neurodiversity.

Nearby words

  1. neurodegenerative,
  2. neurodendrite,
  3. neurodendron,
  4. neurodepressive,
  5. neurodermatitis,
  6. neurodynamic,
  7. neurodynia,
  8. neuroectoderm,
  9. neuroembryology,
  10. neuroencephalomyelopathy

Origin of neurodiversity

First recorded in 1995–2000; neuro- + diversity

Related formsneu·ro·di·verse, adjective

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