According to psychoanalysis, the first social and sexual stage of an infant’s development, during which the infant focuses on satisfying hunger. Psychoanalysts believe that during this stage, the mouth is the focus of the libido; eating, sexual, and aggressive drives are satisfied by chewing, suckling, and biting. (See also anal stage, genital stage, and pleasure principle.)
noun 1. the branch of dentistry or of surgery dealing with the surgical treatment or repair of various conditions of the mouth or jaws. 2. surgical treatment of any problematic or pathological condition of the mouth or jaws. oral surgery n. The branch of dentistry concerned with the surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries, […]
noun 1. a community’s cultural and historical traditions passed down by word of mouth or example from one generation to another without written instruction.
[aw-ran, oh-ran; French aw-rahn] /ɔˈræn, oʊˈræn; French ɔˈrɑ̃/ noun 1. a seaport in NW Algeria. /əˈræn; əˈrɑːn; French ɔrɑ̃/ noun 1. a port in NW Algeria: the second largest city in the country; scene of the destruction by the British of most of the French fleet in the harbour in 1940 to prevent its capture […]
[aw-rang, oh-rang] /ɔˈræŋ, oʊˈræŋ/ noun 1. . /ɔːˈræŋ; ˈɔːræŋ/ noun 1. short for orang-utan