Oedipus Complex

Science / Psychiatry / Oedipus Complex: Attachment of the child to the parent of the opposite sex, accompanied by envious and aggressive feelings toward the parent of the same sex. These feelings are largely repressed (i.e., made unconscious) because of the fear of displeasure or punishment by the parent of the same sex. In its original use, the term applied only to the boy or man.

Low Spin Complex

Science / Chemistry / Low Spin Complex: A metal-ligand complex with fewer unpaired electrons than the uncomplexed metal ion. When a strong ligand complexes the metal ion, the crystal field splitting is large and some electrons pair rather t MORE

High Spin Complex

Science / Chemistry / High Spin Complex: A metal-ligand complex with the same number of unpaired electrons as the uncomplexed metal ion. When a weak ligand complexes the metal ion, the crystal field splitting is small and the electrons can s MORE

Golgi Complex

Science / Biology / Golgi Complex: Organelles in animal cells composed of a series of fiattened sacs that sort, chemically modify, and package proteins produced on the rough endoplasmic reticulum. MORE

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