Asperger syndromeAs·per·ger syndrome
or As·per·ger's syndrome
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.
Origin of Asperger syndromeAfter Hans Asperger (1906-1980), Austrian pediatrician
(plural Asperger syndromes)
- Alternative spelling of Asperger's syndrome.