Leaning or depending upon; in psychoanalysis, relating to the dependence of the infant on the mother or mother substitute. See a. depression. [G. ana, toward, + klino, to lean]

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an·a·clit·ic an-ə-'klit-ik adj of, relating to, or characterized by the direction of love toward an object (as the mother) that satisfies nonsexual needs (as hunger)

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ana·clit·ic (an″ə-klitґik) 1. pertaining to anaclisis. 2. exhibiting excessive emotional dependency.

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