phallocentric


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phal·lo·cen·tric

 (făl′ō-sĕn′trĭk)
adj.
1. Relating to or reflecting a perspective that is predominantly or exclusively male.
2. Dominated or controlled by men: a phallocentric society.


phal′lo·cen′trism n.

phallocentric

(ˌfæləʊˈsɛntrɪk)
adj
dominated by male attitudes
[C20: from phallus + -centric]
ˌphallocenˈtricity, ˌphalloˈcentrism n
Translations

phallocentric

[ˌfæləʊˈsɛntrɪk] adjphallocentrique
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