anal stage

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n anal stage (psychoanalysis) the second sexual and social stage of a child's development during which bowel control is learned
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Usage

In literature:

In second stage, the tubercles were of a brilliant orange-red; on anal segment, blue dot on each side.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 344, August 5, 1882" by Various
Some, in fact, claimed he was in the anal stage of his development and that his taste was all in his mouth.
"The Land of Look Behind" by Paul Cameron Brown
Behind is the anal lobe, which is much smaller and less conspicuous than in the previous stage.
"The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1" by Francis Maitland Balfour
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