phallic


phal·lic

adjective \ˈfa-lik\

: of, relating to, or resembling a penis

Full Definition of PHALLIC

1
:  of or relating to phallicism <a phallic cult>
2
:  of, relating to, or resembling a phallus
3
:  relating to or being the stage of psychosexual development in psychoanalytic theory that follows the anal stage and during which a child becomes interested in his or her own sexual organs
phal·li·cal·ly \-li-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of PHALLIC

  1. The poem is filled with phallic imagery.
  2. an ancient Greek phallic symbol representing fertility

First Known Use of PHALLIC

1704

Other Psychology Terms

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Rhymes with PHALLIC

phal·lic

adjective \ˈfal-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PHALLIC

1
: of, relating to, or resembling a penis
2
: of, relating to, or characterized by the stage of psychosexual development in psychoanalytic theory following the anal stage and during which a child becomes interested in his or her own sexual organs—compare anal 2, genital 3, oral 3

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