[ an-uh-klahy-sis ]
/ ˌæn əˈklaɪ sɪs /
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the choice of an object of libidinal attachment on the basis of a resemblance to early childhood protective and parental figures.
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Medical definitions for anaclisis
[ ăn′ə-klī′sĭs, ə-năk′lĭ- ]
Psychological dependence on others.
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