biting stage


Also found in: Dictionary.

biting stage

n.
The second stage of the oral phase of psychosexual development, from approximately 8 to 18 months of age, during which a child may express hostility by biting, spitting, or chewing on objects.
References in periodicals archive ?
But be reassured - it's perfectly normal for young children to go through a biting stage, albeit unpleasant and painful.
A program note and more biting stage dynamics would have helped.
He's at the biting stage now where everything is 'what's this, who's that?
FRONTLINE(R) kills feals and ticks at the adult, biting stage.