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biting stage

noun, Psychoanalysis
1.
the second part of the oral phase of psychosexual development, approximately 8 to18 months of age, during which a child has the urge to bite or chew objects.
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  • A French crowd barks a good deal before it bites, but this one had come to the biting stage.

    The Lightning Conductor C. N. Williamson

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