phallic stage

phallic stage
(psychoanalysis) the third stage in a child's development when awareness of and manipulation of the genitals is supposed to be a primary source of pleasure
Syn: ↑phallic phase
Hypernyms: ↑phase, ↑stage
Part Holonyms: ↑childhood

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