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.
[ed-uh-pee-uh n] /ˌɛd əˈpi ən/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Oedipus or the Oedipus complex.
oedipism oed·i·pism (ěd’ə-pĭz’əm, ē’də-) n.
[ed-uh-puh s, ee-duh-] /ˈɛd ə pəs, ˈi də-/ noun, Greek Legend. 1. a king of Thebes, the son of Laius and Jocasta, and the father by Jocasta of Eteocles, Polynices, Antigone, and Ismeme: as was prophesied at his birth, he unwittingly killed his father and married his mother and, in penance, blinded himself and went […]
[kuh-loh-nuh s] /kəˈloʊ nəs/ noun 1. a tragedy by Sophocles, written toward the end of his life and produced posthumously in 401? b.c.