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Noun: phallic phase
  1. (psychoanalysis) the third stage in a child's development when awareness of and manipulation of the genitals is supposed to be a primary source of pleasure
    - phallic stage

Derived forms: phallic phases

Type of: phase, stage

Part of: childhood

Encyclopedia: Phallic phase