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moron

 [mo´ron]
obsolete term for a person with the highest grade of mental retardation, equivalent to the modern classification “mild mental retardation.”

mor·on

(mōr'on), This outmoded and imprecise term is best avoided in medical speech and writing because of its pejorative lay connotations.
An obsolete term for a subclass of mental retardation or a person so classified therein.
[G. mōros, stupid]

moron

(môr′ŏn′)
n.
A person with mild intellectual disability having a mental age of from 7 to 12 years and generally having communication and social skills enabling some degree of academic or vocational education. The term belongs to a classification system no longer in use and is now considered offensive.

mo′ron′ism, mo·ron′i·ty (mə-rŏn′ĭ-tē, mô-) n.

moron

Neurology
An obsolete term formerly used for an individual with mild mental retardation (IQ 50–69).

Vox populi
A derogatory term used indiscriminately for an obtuse person, regardless of that person’s tested IQ.

moron

A person of a mild to moderate degree of learning difficulty (mental retardation). A person with an IQ of between 50 and 70. The term is not used in medicine. From the Greek moros , stupid.
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Considerando los diferentes grupos en los que se pueden organizar los generos de Melolonthidae, tenemos que los filo-rizofagos y los rizo-floricolas estrictos y facultativos (Phyllophaga, Diplotaxis, Cyclocephala, Paranomala) presentaron su mayor abundancia en agosto, pero debido al retraso regional usual en la temporada de lluvias del norte de Sinaloa, su fenologia difiere de la observada en Yucatan, Nayarit, Morelos y en Manantlan, Jalisco, donde el genero Phyllophaga presento su mayor abundancia en junio (Deloya 1998; Lopez y Rivera 1998; Reyes-Novelo y Moron 2005; Moron et al.
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Moron attempts to rescue Heidegger from the possibility of odious association with totalitarian thought by pointing out that Heidegger, by defining human life as Da-sein , "substitutes existence for life" and thus "preclude[s] any biological approach to human existence and therefore any possibility of racism.
A moron, among other things is an adult who has the maturity and intelligence of an eight-year-old child.
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Nobody got there in time to prevent Lennon being attacked by a moron at Tynecastle last season.
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