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noun Psychoanalysis.

the unresolved, unconscious libidinous desire of a daughter for her father: designation based on the Greek myth of Electra and Agamemnon.

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Origin of Electra complex

First recorded in 1910–15
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Electra complex

noun

psychoanal the sexual attachment of a female child to her fatherSee also penis envy
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Medical definitions for Electra complex

Electra complex
[ ĭ-lĕktrə ]

n.

In psychoanalytic theory, a daughter's unconscious libidinal desire for her father.
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