anaclitic depression

n.

The impairment of an infant's physical, social, and intellectual development following separation from its mother or primary caregiver.

Nearby words

  1. anaclastic,
  2. anacletus,
  3. anaclinal,
  4. anaclisis,
  5. anaclitic,
  6. anacoenosis,
  7. anacoluthia,
  8. anacoluthon,
  9. anaconda,
  10. anacostia


The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.