phallic

phallic

[fal-ik]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or resembling a phallus.
2.
of or pertaining to phallicism.
3.
genital ( def 2b ).
Also, phallical.


Origin:
1780–90; < Greek phallikós. See phallus, -ic

pseudophallic, adjective
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phallic (ˈfælɪk)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or resembling a phallus: a phallic symbol
2.  psychoanal
 a.  relating to a stage of psychosexual development during which a male child's interest is concentrated on the genital organs
 b.  anal oral Compare genital designating personality traits, such as conceit and self-assurance, due to fixation at the phallic stage of development
 c.  (in Freudian theory) denoting a phase of early childhood in which there is a belief that both sexes possess a phallus
3.  of or relating to phallicism

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phallic phal·lic (fāl'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or resembling a phallus.

  2. Of or relating to the third stage of psychosexual development in psycholanalytic theory during which the genital organs first become the focus of sexual feeling.

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