anankastic

noun

an·​an·​kas·​tic
variants or anancastic
: 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 26 May. 2024.

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