phallic symbol


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symbol

 [sim´bol]
1. something, particularly an object, representing something else.
2. in psychoanalytic theory, a representation or perception that replaces unconscious mental content.
phallic symbol in psychoanalytic theory, any pointed or upright object which may represent the phallus or penis.

phallic symbol

Etymology: Gk, phallos, penis, symbolon, sign
(in psychoanalysis) any object that may be thought to resemble a penis.

phallic symbol

An object that bears some resemblance to the penis.
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