oedipal phase

n.

In psychoanalytic theory, the stage in psychosexual development, usually occurring between the ages of 3 and 7, characterized by manifestation of the Oedipal complex.

Nearby words

  1. ozenfant, amédée,
  2. ozero baykal,
  3. ozo-,
  4. ozocerite,
  5. ozon-,
  6. ozone hole,
  7. ozone layer,
  8. ozone sickness,
  9. ozone-friendly,
  10. ozonic


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