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Electra complex

noun, Psychoanalysis.
1.
the unresolved, unconscious libidinous desire of a daughter for her father: designation based on the Greek myth of Electra and Agamemnon.
Compare Oedipus complex.
Origin of Electra complex
1910-1915
First recorded in 1910-15
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British Dictionary definitions for Electra complex

Electra complex

noun
1.
(psychoanal) the sexual attachment of a female child to her father See also penis envy
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Electra complex in Medicine

Electra complex E·lec·tra complex (ĭ-lěk'trə)
n.
In psychoanalytic theory, a daughter's unconscious libidinal desire for her father.

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