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phal·lus

 (făl′əs)
n. pl. phal·li (făl′ī′) or phal·lus·es
1. Anatomy
a. The penis.
b. The sexually undifferentiated tissue in an embryo that becomes the penis or clitoris.
2. A representation of the erect penis as an embodiment of generative power.

[Late Latin, from Greek phallos; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]
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phallus

(ˈfæləs)
n, pl -luses or -li (-laɪ)
1. (Anatomy) another word for penis
2. (Other Non-Christian Religions) an image of the penis, esp as a religious symbol of reproductive power
[C17: via Late Latin from Greek phallos]
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phal•lus

(ˈfæl əs)

n., pl. phal•li (ˈfæl aɪ)
phal•lus•es.
1. a representation of the penis, employed in the art and religious practices of various cultures, usu. as a symbol of male generative powers.
2. penis.
3. the undifferentiated embryonic organ out of which either the penis or the clitoris develops.
[1605–15; < Latin < Greek phallós penis]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phallus - genus of fungi having the cap or pileus hanging free around the stemPhallus - genus of fungi having the cap or pileus hanging free around the stem
fungus genus - includes lichen genera
family Phallaceae, Phallaceae - a family of fungi belonging to the order Phallales and comprising the true stinkhorns
common stinkhorn, Phallus impudicus - a common fungus formerly used in preparing a salve for rheumatism
Phallus ravenelii - this stinkhorn has a cap with a granulose surface at the apex and smells like decaying flesh
2.phallus - the male organ of copulation (`member' is a euphemism)phallus - the male organ of copulation (`member' is a euphemism)
glans penis - the conical mass of erectile tissue that forms the head of the penis
vena bulbi penis - vein of the head of the penis; tributary of the internal pudendal vein that drains the perineum
urethra - duct through which urine is discharged in most mammals and which serves as the male genital duct
male reproductive system - the reproductive system of males
erectile organ - an organ containing erectile tissue
cock, pecker, peter, dick, putz, prick, tool, shaft - obscene terms for penis
micropenis, microphallus - an abnormally small penis
foreskin, prepuce - a fold of skin covering the tip of the penis
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phallus

noun
Related words
adjective priapic
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Translations
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reður
falus

phallus

[ˈfæləs] N (phalluses or phalli (pl)) [ˈfælaɪ]falo m
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phallus

[ˈfæləs] nphallus m
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phallus

n pl <-es or phalli> → Phallus m
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phallus

n falo
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References in periodicals archive ?
The search for the missing phallos, a sacred artifact stolen by bandits, forms the backbone for much of the narrative's scholarly and erotic digressions.
The object of their Schadenfreude is his phallos, which, in his attempts to hide it, is described as 'a shuttle service across the Isthmus' (641-648); later, the Scythian Archer makes lewd remarks about the Dancing-girl's breasts and derriere (1185-1193), as a prelude to making a sexually harassing proposal to her.
"Phallos Politikos: Representing the Body Politic in Athens." differences 2: 29-45.
A symbol of the phallos, sign of fertility, was carried through the dancing and singing procession which ended with a sacrifice consisting of baked bread or a gruel of cereal (Aristophane, The Acharnians, verse 237 and following).
Phallos: A Symbol and Its History in the Male World.
Etymology.--Creek Dihranon, a two-pronged pitchfork, Phallos, penis, alluding to the form of the ventral aedeagal valve.