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phallic

[ fal-ik ]
/ ˈfæl ɪk /
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adjective

of, relating to, or resembling aphallus.
of or relating to phallicism.

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Sometimes phal·li·cal .

Origin of phallic

From the Greek word phallikós, dating back to 1780–90. See phallus, -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM phallic

pseu·do·phal·lic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for phallic

phallic
/ (ˈfælɪk) /

adjective

of, relating to, or resembling a phallusa phallic symbol
psychoanal
  1. relating to a stage of psychosexual development during which a male child's interest is concentrated on the genital organs
  2. designating personality traits, such as conceit and self-assurance, due to fixation at the phallic stage of developmentCompare anal (def. 2), oral (def. 7), genital (def. 2)
  3. (in Freudian theory) denoting a phase of early childhood in which there is a belief that both sexes possess a phallus
of or relating to phallicism
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Medical definitions for phallic

phallic
[ fălĭk ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or resembling a phallus.
Of or relating to the third stage of psychosexual development in psychoanalytic theory during which the genital organs first become the focus of sexual feeling.
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