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1. The act of killing one's mother.
2. One who kills one's mother.

[Latin mātricīdium and mātricīda : mātri-, matri- + -cīdium and -cīda, -cide.]

mat′ri·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.
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Mama serves as a figure of horror mainly because she represents the archaic mother, but one who refuses to die and will not allow her children to perform the matricidal act necessary for their development.
In Translingual Imagination, Steven Kellman cites the popular monolingual myth that "there seems to be something not only painful but unnatural, almost matricidal, about an author who abandons Muttersprache" (3), only to list many authors who have succeeded and have renewed the languages to which they chose to contribute.
Castor confirms that, although Clytemnestra deserved punishment for her duplicitous assassination of Agamemnon, the Atreids' matricidal enactment of that penalty was unjust (Euripides, Electra 1244).
Murphy introduces a matricidal two-headed Sarah Paulson and Jessica Lange anachronistically singing David Bowie's "Life on Mars" in 1952.
Physically too, when Elektra urges her to join the matricidal plotting.
From the matrixial angle, matricidal phantasy is akin to suicidal phantasy.
5) For a more detailed account of what immediately preceded the matricidal act, including the role the nine-year-old apprentice played in the course of events, see Hitchcock (2005: 2829).
In one corner of the painting, an axe-wielding prepubescent appears poised to carry out matricidal fantasies.
In a republic plagued by-filial guilt and grief for a defeated Mother country, the story of a new creature whose matricidal origins were both honorable and salvific would have been particularly powerful" (122).
Although Mendelssohn acknowledges the aesthetic and intellectual value of this tradition, be argues that in Les Bienveiilantes the pornographic material undermines what he deems to be its "historical/documentary" aspect: "Either Aue is a human brother with whom we can sympathize (by which I mean, accept that he is not simply 'inhuman'), or be is a sex-crazed, incestuous, homosexual, matricidal coprophage; but you can't have your Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte and eat it, too.
In the wake of Tate''s decision to end its molasses operations on Merseyside in July - nearly 30 years after the matricidal decision to close the Lane, to sell off all of its sugar business,what is there equivalent to blue plaque status onmy side of the river?
ii391-392), he rejects the matricidal role of Nero, saying, "let not ever/ The soul of Nero enter this firm bosom .