Its distinctiveness arises from a key region, the frontal cortex, not being fully developed.
In late 2007 Romney traveled to Texas AM to soothe evangelicals with a speech that downplayed the distinctiveness of Mormonism.
But Massad is right in describing Zionism as being premised on Jewish distinctiveness.
early 15c., from Old French distinctif and directly from Medieval Latin distinctivus, from Latin distinct-, past participle of distinguere (see distinguish). Meaning "markedly individual" is from 1580s. Related: Distinctively; distinctiveness.