anaclitic


anaclitic
/an'euh klit"ik/, adj. Psychoanal.
exhibiting or pertaining to anaclisis.
[1920-25; < Gk anáklit(os) for reclining (anakli- (see ANACLISIS) + -tos verbal adj. suffix) + -IC]

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