Pertaining to or characterized by autism.

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au·tis·tic ȯ-'tis-tik adj of, relating to, or marked by autism <\autistic behavior> <\autistic children>
autistic n an individual affected with autism

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au·tis·tic (aw-tisґtik) characterized by self-absorption, impairment in social interaction and communication, and a restricted range of activities and interests.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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