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In psychoanalysis, a term introduced by the Indian-born British psychoanalyst Wilfred R(uprecht) Bion (1897–1979) to denote any of the raw elements of emotion that are transformed by the alpha function into alpha elements suitable for mental ‘digestion’.

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