- a child's fear of injury to the genitals by the parent of the same gender as punishment for unconcious guilt over oedipal feelings;
- fantasized loss of the penis by a female or fear of its actual loss by a male;
- unconscious fear of injury from those in authority.
Synonym(s): castration anxiety
Disclaimer: This site is designed to offer information for general educational purposes only. The health information furnished on this site and the interactive responses are not intended to be professional advice and are not intended to replace personal consultation with a qualified physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. You must always seek the advice of a professional for questions related to a disease, disease symptoms, and appropriate therapeutic treatments.
Search Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.
© Copyright 2017 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.