Pertaining to anancasm or anancastia.
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adjective An older term referring to obsessive-compulsive thoughts and behaviours; it is not used in the working medical parlance, replaced by obsessive-compulsive.
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, anancastic (an″ăn-kas′tik) [Gr. anankastikos, compulsory]
Pert. to compulsion, esp. to obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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In the uncorrected Centroid version (figure 8-left) the first positions contain terms belonging to other types of personality disorder such as "schizotypical", "schizoid", "anancastic", "eccentric" or "introverted" (in other words, we can observe the so-called Predominant meaning inundation).