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obsolete term for a person with the highest grade of mental retardation, equivalent to the modern classification “mild mental retardation.”
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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]
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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.
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An obsolete term formerly used for an individual with mild mental retardation (IQ 50–69).
A derogatory term used indiscriminately for an obtuse person, regardless of that person’s tested IQ.
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moronA 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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