anankastic

noun
an·​an·​kas·​tic
variants: or anancastic \ ˌan-​(ˌ)an-​ˈkas-​tik How to pronounce anancastic (audio) \

Medical Definition of anankastic

: of, relating to, or arising from compulsion especially in an obsessive or compulsive neurosis an anankastic reaction

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“Anankastic.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/anankastic. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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