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idiocy

 [id´e-ah-se]
old term for profound mental retardation, now considered offensive.
amaurotic familial idiocy former name for neuronal ceroid-lipofuscinosis.
mongolian idiocy former name for Down syndrome or the marked mental retardation associated with it. The term is now considered offensive.

idiocy

/id·i·o·cy/ (id´e-ah-se) obsolete, offensive name for profound mental retardation.
amaurotic idiocy , amaurotic familial idiocy former name for neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis.
mongolian idiocy  former name for Down syndrome or the associated mental retardation; now considered offensive.

idiocy

(ĭd′ē-ə-sē)
n. pl. idio·cies
1. Extreme folly or stupidity.
2. A foolish or stupid utterance or deed.

idiocy

An obsolete term for severe mental retardation (IQ < 25).

idiocy

The state of a person with a mental age of less than three. The term is little used in medicine.

idiocy

a state of severe mental retardation, difficult to determine in an animal but typical examples are calves with hydranencephaly, yearling cattle with polioencephalomalacia.

juvenile amaurotic familial idiocy
see amaurotic familial idiocy.