Jocasta complex

noun
Jo·​cas·​ta complex | \ jō-ˈkas-tə- How to pronounce Jocasta complex (audio) \

Medical Definition of Jocasta complex

: libidinal fixation of a mother for her son

Comments on Jocasta complex

What made you want to look up Jocasta complex? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

incapable of being surmounted or overcome

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Finance Words Quiz

  • a-piggy-bank
  • The etymology of mortgage is related most closely to which two words?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!