Medical Dictionary

idiot savant

noun idiot sa·vant
\ˈē-ˌdyō-sä-ˈväⁿ; ˈid-ē-ət-sə-ˈvänt, -ˈvant\
plural idiots savants \-ˌdyō-sä-ˈväⁿ(z); -əts-sə-ˈvänt(s), -ˈvant(s)\ or idiot savants

Medical Definition of IDIOT SAVANT

:  a person affected with a mental disability (as autism or mental retardation) who exhibits exceptional skill or brilliance in some limited field (as mathematics or music)—called also savant
April 19, 2015
desiccate Hear it
to dry up or become dried up
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