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primal scene

noun, Psychoanalysis
1.
a child's first real or imagined observation of parental sexual intercourse.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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primal scene in Medicine

primal scene n.
In psychoanalysis, the actual or imagined observation by a child of sexual intercourse, particularly between the parents.

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