anaclitic

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an·a·clit·ic

(an'ă-klit'ik),
Leaning or depending upon; in psychoanalysis, relating to the dependence of the infant on the mother or mother substitute. See: anaclitic depression.
[G. ana, toward, + klinō, to lean]

anaclitic

/ana·clit·ic/ (-klit´ik)
1. pertaining to anaclisis.
2. exhibiting excessive emotional dependency.

anaclitic

adjective In mental health, referring to the dependence of an infant on the mother or surrogate for a sense of well-being, which is normal in childhood but pathological if maintained in later years.

an·a·clit·ic

(an'ă-klit'ik)
Leaning or depending on; in psychoanalysis, relating to the dependence of the infant on the mother or mother substitute.
See: anaclitic depression
[G. ana, toward, + klinō, to lean]