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neurotypical

[ noor-oh-tip-i-kuhl, nyoor ]

adjective

  1. relating to or showing typical neurological behavior and development: : NT

    She has one dyslexic and one neurotypical child.



noun

  1. a neurotypical person.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of neurotypical1

First recorded in 1990–95; neuro- none + typical none

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Example Sentences

They looked at postmortem brain samples from 59 people with autism and 15 neurotypical individuals for comparison, and found that those in the first group had an unexpectedly high number of somatic mutations in the genetic regions called enhancers.

He convincingly shows that no matter where autistic people fall on the spectrum, their differences are not as wide as one might think, and they share more in common with one another than neurotypical people.

I miss physical contact with them just as much as neurotypicals do.

Amy Schumer was honest about her husband’s autism, and I’m cryingSome people assume autistics do not have the same emotional lives as neurotypicals, but nothing could be further from the truth.

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