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phallus

 [fal´us]
the penis. adj., adj phal´lic.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

phal·lus

, pl.

phal·li

(fal'ŭs, fal'ī),
1. In embryology, the primordium of the penis or clitoris that develops from the embryonic genital tubercle.
2. Synonym(s): penis
[L.; G. phallos]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

phallus

(făl′əs)
n. pl. phalli (făl′ī′) or phalluses
1. Anatomy
a. The penis.
b. The sexually undifferentiated tissue in an embryo that becomes the penis or clitoris.
2. A representation of the erect penis as an embodiment of generative power.
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phallus

Penis. Phallus and its derivatives (e.g., phallic), are now little used in the working medical parlance outside of psychiatric literature.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

phal·lus

, pl. phalli (fal'ŭs, -ī)
1. The primordium of the penis or clitoris that develops from the embryonic genital tubercle.
2. Sometimes used (incorrectly in medical parlance) to mean a penis, or a penile representation.
[L.; G. phallos]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

phallus

1. The penis.
2. Any object symbolizing the penis.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

phallus

see PENIS.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

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At the same time, Phallos, for all its ribaldry and narrative play, is a significant addition to Delany's oeuvre.
(40.) Phallic in the sense of the gestalt of the bisexual ouroboric phallos; see the discussion in the text above.
But behind the solar/chthonic phallos distinction lies the familiar antithesis of Leben and Geist, and the chief biblical protagonist is a typical artist figure - 'an artist of life' (p.179).
Freud and after him Lacan were simply delighted at having found their privileged phallic signifier in "the Ancients" who erected statues of phalloi and worshipped the phallos in their mysteries etc., but neither seems to have paid attention to the fact that very symbolism of the Ancients is specific to one ancient culture, the one founded by the Greeks and continued by the Romans into European culture as a whole.
Monick (1987) notes that the shadow of Apollonian consciousness, or what he calls 'solar phallos', is motivated by conquest in the interest of 'truth'.
An apparent Athenian peasant, who at times seems to identify himself with one, or even two, Athenian comic poets, dressed in comic costume, presumably with phallos, on top of which he has just, pointlessly, put a set of supposed Euripidean rags; with them he has adopted the tragic character of Telephos, re-enacting the moment when that Greek son of Heracles, who was a Mysian king, was wounded and pretending to be a Greek beggar.
As Cunningham points out (1971), the phallos worn in Comedy was made of red leather 'to appear more real'; scarlet thus evokes erotic desire (