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

An object that bears some resemblance to the penis.
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