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Oedipus complex

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˌiː.dɪ.pəsˈkɒm.pleks/  us   /-ˈkɑːm-/
in psychology (= the study of the human mind), a child's sexual desire for their parent of the opposite sex, especially that of a boy for his mother
Translations of “Oedipus complex”
in Chinese (Traditional) 俄狄浦斯情結, (尤指)戀母情結…
in Chinese (Simplified) 俄狄浦斯情结, (尤指)恋母情结…
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