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Biology Fully formed or developed, as an organ or structure.

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Fully differentiated or developed.
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Q. What is the Definition of Anemia? My doctor told me I have anemia, based on my latest blood tests. What is anemia?

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A. Autism is a brain development disorder that is characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, and restricted and repetitive behavior, all starting before a child is three years old. This set of signs distinguishes autism from milder autism spectrum disorders (ASD) such as pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified. Diagnosis should be made if suspected, by a specialits in child psychiatry or child developement.

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A. Autism is defined by symptoms from each of the following three categories: qualitative impairment in social interaction, impairment in communication, and restricted repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behavior or interests.

By definition, the onset of autistic disorder is before the age of 3 years, although in some cases, it is not recognized until a child is much older.

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the gift of the Holy Spirit to the Church whereby the pastors of the Church, the pope and bishops in union with him, can definitively proclaim a doctrine of faith or morals for the belief of the faithful.
The source added that the decision of the discrimination body is definitively and those members cannot participate in the parliamentary elections that will take place on the thirtieth of April.
It was not immediately clear how much damage the water may have caused, and searchers could not definitively say what was inside the crate.
To prove definitively that membership of the EU is of benefit to the British people you would, of course, need a control experiment of 41 years of national existence outside the union.
Navanethem Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, affirmed that the UN organisation is willing to support Tunisia in its efforts to break definitively with all forms of tyranny, expressing satisfaction at "the sincere determination " she perceived with the Tunisian Interim Government to deep-root the foundations of an efficient system of human rights in the country.
Summary: JIJEL (Algeria)- The huge development programme meant for the province of Jijel (around 360-km east of Algiers), especially regarding basic infrastructures, as part of the five-year development programme for 2010-2014, will boost the socioeconomic development in all the region, which aims at breaking out definitively of its isolation.
Conservatives insist they have no plans to raise VAT if they win power on May 6, though they have not definitively ruled out an increase.
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For now, Barroso has not definitively confirmed the meeting.
This study, sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, is called MARVEL (Marker Validation for Erlotinib in Lung Cancer) and will attempt to definitively establish the future value of selecting patients for treatment based on the presence or absence of EGFR activation.
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Together, the two studies "may not definitively say that PPIs are dangerous to your bone, [but] they raise caution about longterm use," he says.