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In psychoanalysis, the earliest libidinal stage of psychosexual development, during the oral stage, characterized by undifferentiated sexual desire that finds gratification through any erotogenic zone. The term is also used to denote the varied bodily sources and styles of libidinal gratification in the course of early psychosexual development. Compare anal stage, genital stage, latency period, oral stage, phallic stage. [From Greek polys many + morphe a shape or form]

Subjects: Psychology.


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