Definition of Anal stage
1. Noun. (psychoanalysis) the second sexual and social stage of a child's development during which bowel control is learned.
Category relationships: Analysis, Depth Psychology, Psychoanalysis
Group relationships: Childhood
Generic synonyms: Phase, Stage
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Literary usage of Anal stage
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"... proboscis; n, pouches of alimentary canal; 12, stomach. (From Shipley and MacBride, after Burger.) During development a peculiar ¡anal stage called the ..."
2. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Wilhelm Miller, Liberty Hyde Bailey (1901)
"These symptoms are frequently wholly absent in this state throughout the entire course of the disease. 1667. The Michigan vase-form tree. In its anal stage, ..."
3. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1878)
"... the granite is only the anal stage of these metamorphic changes. Many of the granites of Scotland are accordingly believed to be older palaeozoic ..."
4. The Collected Works of George Moore by George Moore (1898)
"... popular operas she would acquire the whole of her voice, and also the great reputation which should precede and herald the anal stage of her career. ..."
5. An Inverted Sort of Prayer by Chris F. Needham (2006)
"In the beginning all writers believe their shit is beautiful—the writer's anal stage of development, he called it, I think. "And later on, with my second ..."
6. English Mechanic and World of Science: With which are Incorporated "the (1892)
"There is, however, one supposition on which a finite universe might never reach its anal stage, viz., that it was so constituted that its ..."