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anima

noun an·i·ma \ˈa-nə-mə\

Definition of ANIMA

:  an individual's true inner self that in the analytic psychology of C. G. Jung reflects archetypal ideals of conduct; also :  an inner feminine part of the male personality — compare animus, persona

Origin of ANIMA

New Latin, from Latin, soul
First Known Use: 1923
Medical Dictionary

anima

noun an·i·ma \ˈan-ə-mə\

Medical Definition of ANIMA

1
:  an individual's true inner self that in the analytic psychology of C. G. Jung reflects archetypal ideals of conduct; also :  an inner feminine part of the male personality—compare animus, persona
2
in old pharmacy a :  the active ingredient of an animal or vegetable drug b :  a dried plant juice or an aqueous extract

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