biting stage


noun Psychoanalysis.

the second part of the oral phase of psychosexual development, approximately 8 to18 months of age, during which a child has the urge to bite or chew objects.

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Medical definitions for biting stage

biting stage
[ bītĭng ]

n.

In psychoanalytic theory, the second stage of the oral phase of psychosexual development, from approximately 8 to 18 months of age, during which a child may express hostility by biting, spitting, or chewing on objects.
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