autism

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1. In classic psychiatry, mental introversion in which the attention or interest is thought to be focused on the ego. Objective validation of this concept is lacking.
2. Withdrawal from communication with others, often accompanied by repetitive or primitive behaviors.
autistic (o-tis′tik)
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autistic, adj.

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(o′tizm)

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[auto- + -ism]

1. In classic psychiatry, mental introversion in which the attention or interest is thought to be focused on the ego. Objective validation of this concept is lacking.
2. Withdrawal from communication with others, often accompanied by repetitive or primitive behaviors.
autistic (o-tis′tik)
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, n.
autistic, adj.

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