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phallic

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
c. (in Freudian theory) denoting a phase of early childhood in which there is a belief that both sexes possess a phallus
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