developmental disability n.
A cognitive, emotional, or physical impairment, especially one related to abnormal sensory or motor development, that appears in infancy or childhood and involves a failure or delay in progressing through the normal developmental stages of childhood.
|a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.|
|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
|developmental disability (dĭ-věl'əp-měn'tl) Pronunciation Key
A mental or physical disability, such as cerebral palsy or mental retardation, that is present during childhood, interferes with normal physical, intellectual, or emotional development, and usually lasts throughout life.