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(ˈfælɪˌsɪzəm) or


(Other Non-Christian Religions) the worship or veneration of the phallus
ˈphallicist, ˈphallist n
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(ˈfæl əˌsɪz əm)

also phal•lism

(ˈfæl ɪz əm)

worship of the phallus, esp. as symbolic of power or of the generative principle of nature.
phal′li•cist, phal′list, n.
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the worship of the phallus as symbolic of the generative power of nature. — phallicist, phallist, n.
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