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phallic

or phallical

[fal-ik] /ˈfæl ɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or resembling a phallus.
2.
of or relating to phallicism.
3.
genital (def 3a).
Origin of phallic
1780-1790
1780-90; < Greek phallikós. See phallus, -ic
Related forms
pseudophallic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for phallic
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  • They show us planet worship with its usual orphic and phallic accompaniments.

  • The names of this phallic deity show his connection with the Sun.

    The Non-Christian Cross John Denham Parsons
  • The institution "is essentially religious in its origin and is intimately connected with phallic worship."

    Folkways William Graham Sumner
  • The phallic meaning of all this is evident; and a kind of Trinity is presented to us, viz.

    The Non-Christian Cross John Denham Parsons
  • In the first place the instances cited of phallic worship among aboriginal tribes are not particularly numerous or striking.

British Dictionary definitions for phallic

phallic

/ˈfælɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or resembling a phallus: a phallic symbol
2.
(psychoanal)
  1. relating to a stage of psychosexual development during which a male child's interest is concentrated on the genital organs
  2. designating personality traits, such as conceit and self-assurance, due to fixation at the phallic stage of development Compare anal (sense 2), oral (sense 7), genital (sense 2)
  3. (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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Word Origin and History for phallic
adj.

"pertaining to the phallus," 1789, from Greek phallikos, from phallos (see phallus). First record of phallic symbol is from 1809.

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phallic in Medicine

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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