the time from about age three to five when the genitals become the focus of a child’s sensual pleasure.
phallic phase n.
In psychoanalytic theory, the stage in psychosexual development, usually occurring between the ages of 3 and 7, when a child’s interest and curiosity are centered around the genital organs and masturbation is the primary source of pleasurable experiences.
[fal-uh-siz-uh m] /ˈfæl əˌsɪz əm/ noun 1. worship of the phallus, especially as symbolic of power or of the generative principle of nature. /ˈfælɪˌsɪzəm/ noun 1. the worship or veneration of the phallus
[fal-ik] /ˈfæl ɪk/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or resembling a . 2. of or relating to . 3. (def 3a). /ˈfælɪk/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or resembling a phallus: a phallic symbol 2. (psychoanal) 3. of or relating to phallicism adj. “pertaining to the phallus,” 1789, from Greek phallikos, from phallos (see phallus). […]
[fahr-muh-kuh-pee-uh] /ˌfɑr mə kəˈpi ə/ noun, Pharmacology. 1. a book published usually under the jurisdiction of the government and containing a list of drugs, their formulas, methods for making medicinal preparations, requirements and tests for their strength and purity, and other related information. 2. a stock of drugs. /ˌfɑːməkəˈpiːə/ noun 1. an authoritative book containing […]
pharmacopsychosis phar·ma·co·psy·cho·sis (fär’mə-kō-sī-kō’sĭs) n. A psychosis caused by taking a drug.