postamputation

adjective
post·​am·​pu·​ta·​tion | \ ˌpōst-ˌam-pyə-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce postamputation (audio) \

Definition of postamputation

: occurring after an amputation postamputation pain postamputation phantom limb sensations

First Known Use of postamputation

1868, in the meaning defined above

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“Postamputation.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postamputation. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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