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Excessive devotion to one's mother or to motherhood; said to stem from a mother's domination over her children and their failure to mature psychologically.

ETYMOLOGY: Coined by American writer Philip Wylie (1902-1971) in 1942 from a contraction of mom + ism.

SYNONYMS: maternal domination ; matriarchalism; mother worship .

SEE ALSO: affenliebe .

See Also: affenliebe

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