anaclises

anaclisis

[an-uh-klahy-sis]
noun Psychoanalysis.
the choice of an object of libidinal attachment on the basis of a resemblance to early childhood protective and parental figures.

Origin:
< Greek anáklisis a reclining, equivalent to anakli-, variant stem of anaklī́nein to lean (something) upon (ana- ana- + klī́nein to lean) + -sis -sis

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anaclisis an·a·cli·sis (ān'ə-klī'sĭs, ə-nāk'lĭ-)
n.
Psychological dependence on others.

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