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Orestes complex n.

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In psychoanalysis, a son's desire to kill his mother. Compare Oedipus complex. [Named after Orestes in Greek mythology, the son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, who killed his mother and her lover in revenge for the murder of his father]

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