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
First recorded in 1910–15
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British Dictionary definitions for electra complex
psychoanal the sexual attachment of a female child to her fatherSee also penis envy
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Medical definitions for electra complex
[ ĭ-lĕk′trə ]
In psychoanalytic theory, a daughter's unconscious libidinal desire for her father.
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