pregenital


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pregenital

 [pre-jen´ĭ-t'l]
pertaining to the early stages of psychosexual development (oral and anal), before the genitals have become the dominant influence on sexual behavior.

pregenital

(prē-jĕn′ĭ-tăl) [″ + genitalia, genitals]
In psychology, relating to that period when erotic interest in the reproductive organs and functions is not yet organized.
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Female genital plate with 3 + 3 pregenital seate, 20 to 23 circumgenital, 2 eugenital setae.
Fenichel (1946) similarly considered the regression to pregenital levels of functioning to permeate the obsessive-compulsive's thinking processes with an attitude characteristic of the first use of words.
Sweet, "Comparative external anatomy of the pregenital abdomen of the Hemiptera," in Studies on Hemipteran Phylogeny, C.
Emotional maturity may lag behind and coexist with an outstanding ability to intellectualize, symbolize and ritualize, and this ability requires a developed ego versus a chaotic id--that is the reason why obsessionals remain fixated at a pregenital stage of development, the so-called "anal-sadistic" stage.
La liberacion sexual no es solo compatible, sino que ella misma crea un universo racional, cultural y laboral libre si, autosublimada y pregenital, se ha vuelto polimorfa.
This clade is diagnosed by the bucculae being elevated posteriorly to form a pair of ventral plates; the fourth labial segment being about half as long as the third labial segment; two-segmented tarsi of middle and hind legs (fusion of primitive second and third segments), and genital segments inserted ventrally and slightly before apex of pregenital abdomen (Damgaard, 2008b).
"In particular," he wrote, "I link what I divide into a True and False Self with Freud's division of the self into a part that is central and powered by the instincts (or what Freud called sexuality, pregenital and genital), and a part that is turned outwards and is related to the world" (140).