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phallic

  

      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    designating personality traits, such as conceit and self-assurance, due to fixation at the phallic stage of development  
   Compare       anal       2       oral       7       genital       2  
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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