In freudian psychology, a term used to denote the psychic organization derived from, and characteristic of, the oral period of psychosexual development.

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oral·i·ty (o-ralґĭ-te) in psychoanalytic theory, the psychic organization of all the sensations, impulses, and personality traits derived from the oral stage of psychosexual development.

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