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As·per·ger syndrome(ăs′pər-gər) or As·per·ger's syndrome (-gərz)
A form of autism spectrum disorder that is less severe than other forms, characterized by difficulty with social interaction and communication and by repetitive behavior or restricted interests. No longer in clinical usage.
[After Hans Asperger (1906-1980), Austrian pediatrician.]
(Pathology) a form of autism in which the person affected has limited but obsessive interests, and has difficulty relating to other people
[C20: after Hans Asperger (20th century), Austrian physician who first described it]
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|Noun||1.||Asperger's syndrome - a psychiatric disorder usually noted during early school years; characterized by impaired social relations and by repetitive patterns of behavior|