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penile

 [pe´nīl]
of or pertaining to the penis.
penile prosthesis a device that is surgically implanted to overcome the problem of impotence. Several different designs are currently available; some are semirigid, others can be inflated when an erection is desired and deflated after intercourse. A penile prosthesis does not interfere with the physiologic mechanisms of sexual intercourse, orgasm, or ejaculation.

phal·lic

(fal'ik),
1. Relating to the penis.
See also: phallic phase.
2. psychoanalysis relating to the penis, especially during the phases of infantile psychosexuality.
See also: phallic phase.
[G. phallos, penis]

phallic

/phal·lic/ (-ik) pertaining to or resembling a phallus.

phallic

(făl′ĭk)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or resembling a phallus.
2. Of or relating to the third stage of psychosexual development in psychoanalytic theory, from about ages three to six, during which gratification is focused on sensations associated with the genital organs. The phallic stage is preceded by the anal stage and followed by the latency period.

phal′li·cal·ly adv.

phallic

[fal′ik]
Etymology: Gk, phallos, penis
pertaining to the penis or penis-shaped.

phallic

Psychiatry
adjective Referring to the phallic stage of psychosexual development.

Sexology
adjective Referring to the phallus.

phallic

Psychiatry adjective Referring to the period from about 21/2 to 6 yrs, during which sexual interest, curiosity, and pleasurable experience center about the penis in boys, and in girls, to a lesser extent, the clitoris

phal·lic

(fal'ik)
1. Relating to the penis.
2. psychoanalysis Relating to the penis, especially during the phases of infantile psychosexuality.
See also: phallic phase
[G. phallos, penis]

phallic

Pertaining to the PHALLUS.

phallic

pertaining to the penis.

phallic body
see phallic body.
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Most people don't actually notice the phallic likeness unless it's viewed from above," he added.
In the time that remains, I will try to show how Lacan is consciously distorting the notation of the predicate calculus in an attempt to suggest what lies beyond the phallic order by articulating the antinomy that woman is both subject and not subject to the phallic order.
The argument that Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis constitutes the basis of a social myth of phallic authority draws on psychoanalytic theory that questions Freudian and Lacanian frameworks and on Kennedy's short story "Indelible Acts," which, within their respective analytical and narrative frameworks, invite a similar reading response: namely, to challenge phallic power.
In a later play Haber shows that the obsessively repeated male consummations in The Revenger's Tragedy at once critique this patriarchal "self-defeating phallic orgasm and death" (61) but also never fully escape its misogyny and linear narrative.
Haber's discussion, for instance, of how the Duchess transforms the gendered syntax of "enter" (in contrast to Ferdinand, who "enters" the Duchess's chamber clutching his father's "poniard" as a phallic sign of patrilineal privilege, the Duchess "enters" Antonio "into my heart")--demonstrates a keen eye for the telling textual or lexical detail that limns an ecriture feminine no longer confined just to pregnant bodies, and open instead to modes of destabilization not limited to biological reproduction (80).
9) In this case, because the clinical and cultural spheres share a phallic scotomisation or occlusion of seminal masculinity, observing the eruption of seminal phantasies in the clinical situation helps us to characterise a parallel eruption in culture.
In Therese Huber's novel Familie Seldorf and in Kleist's Penthesilea, the eradicated or ruined breast is revealed as the (self-destructive) act against the phallic logos that regulates the breast as being the woman.
With a wealth of biographical knowledge and creative thought, Stoneley gives us the odd Jungian archetypes of gay ballet culture, everything from phallic swans to unobtainable fairy lovers, to the cult of the prima ballerina and her tragic role as hyper-feminine object of desire.
In the final task, Ambrose won over architects and property experts with his design for a new building on London's South Bank, although some said it looked like a flaccid-looking phallic symbol.
This shamelessly smutty site celebrates the inadvertently phallic logo by handing out gongs to those that are the most life like.
The biggest stir, however, emerged around Prince, whose halftime perf included a shadowy dance with his guitar that brought phallic connotations to some minds and cries of "malfunction" from a bevy of bloggers.
Completed last year and occupied by owner-occupier, the Agbar Group, you would imagine that the Spanish Water company's brand image was dependent upon them keeping their new phallic flagship in pristine condition.