1. Union of the paternal and maternal chromatin after impregnation of the ovum. 2. In psychoanalysis, a combination of genital and anal eroticism. [amphi- + G. mixis, mingling]

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am·phi·mix·is -'mik-səs n, pl -mix·es -.sēz
1) the union of gametes in sexual reproduction
2) the combining of pregenital, anal, and urethral eroticism in the development of genital sexuality

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