phallic phase


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phallic phase

[′fal·ik ‚fāz]
(psychology)
In psychoanalytic theory, the period from about 2½ to 6 years of age during which sexual interest, curiosity, and pleasurable experience center about the penis in boys and the clitoris in girls.