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mat·ri·cide

(mat'ri-sīd),
1. The killing of one's mother. Compare: patricide.
2. One who commits such an act.
[L. mater, mother, + caedo, to kill]
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matricide

The killing of one’s mother.
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mat·ri·cide

(mat'ri-sīd)
1. The killing of one's mother.
2. One who commits such an act.
[L. mater, mother, + caedo, to kill]
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matricide

(măt′rĭ-sīd) [L. mater, mother, + caedere, to kill]
Killing one's mother.
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593-95; Raise your hands, raise your words, send prayers / to the gods, that with favouring fortune / your brother may set foot in the city; emphasis added.) Electra's prayers, however, will go unanswered, since the matricide bars the culprits from being reintegrated into the community, even though their deed has been ordained by a god.
Anguish-stricken, Orestes wonders how he will dare kill his mother, who bore him and fed him, (25) and this qualm further highlights the centrality of the issue of matricide in the play.
Besides, the pathetic detail of the mother uncovering her breasts in front of her son is not acted on stage but is instead contained in Orestess and Electras recollection of the matricide, which emphasizes both their remorse and their awareness that they have violated a primal taboo.
As a result, the triumphant hero of the mythical tradition is left entirely alone: the matricide has disintegrated even the most basic social aggregations of family and friendship.
The psychological distress caused by the matricide is also dealt with in another Euripidean tragedy that dramatizes a significant episode of Orestes's saga, Iphigenia Taurica (IT).
Here, both the psychological and the political consequences of the matricide develop in new forms, and new connections with the protagonist's "lost" kingship are established and delved into.
Parricide: a comparative study of matricide versus patricide.
Matricide (report of a meeting of the Royal Medico-Psychological Association).
A study of adolescent matricide. J Am Acad Child Psychiatry 1966;5:569-593.