Pronunciation: (sī"ku-jen'u-sis), [key]
1. genesis of the psyche.
2. Psychol.the origin of physical or psychological states, normal or abnormal, out of the interplay of conscious and unconscious psychological forces.
3. Pathol.the origin of symptoms as a result of emotional causes.
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