phantom limb

noun
|Updated on: 28 May 2018

Definition of phantom limb

: an often painful sensation of the presence of a limb that has been amputated called also phantom pain

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1871

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phantom limb

noun

medical Definition of phantom limb

: an often painful sensation of the presence of a limb that has been amputated called also phantom pain, phantom sensations

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