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anally retentive

 commonlyabbreviated to "anal", is used conversationally to describe a person with such attention todetail that the obsession becomes an annoyance to others, andcan be carried out to the detriment of the anal-retentive person.

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June 21st 2021

pervasive developmentdisorder (PDD)

refers to a group of five disorders characterised by delays inthe development of multiple basic functions includingsocialisation andcommunication. The most commonly known PDD is autism.