developmental disorder

noun
plural developmental disorders

Definition of developmental disorder

: a condition (such as autism or dyslexia) that is typically marked by delayed development or impaired function especially in learning, language, communication, cognition, behavior, socialization, or mobility : developmental disability Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is the name for a group of developmental disorders that include a wide range of symptoms, skills and levels of disability.— Meredith Moss

First Known Use of developmental disorder

1834, in the meaning defined above

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“Developmental disorder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/developmental%20disorder. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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developmental disorder

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Medical Definition of developmental disorder

: a condition (such as autism or dyslexia) that is typically marked by delayed development or impaired function especially in learning, language, communication, cognition, behavior, socialization, or mobility : developmental disability

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