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Definition of Idiot savant

Idiot savant: See: Autistic savant. The term "autistic savant" is preferred to the old term "idiot savant" as less perjorative and more precise.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 9/20/2012

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