anal phase


noun

  1. Psychoanalysis. the second stage of psychosexual development during which the child, usually at two years of age, becomes preoccupied with defecation.

n.

  1. In psychoanalytic theory, the stage of psychosexual development occurring early in life, usually around the second year, when a child’s activities, interests, and concerns are centered around the expulsion and retention of feces.

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