Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A limb that is felt to be present as part of the body after having been amputated.
  • noun The often painful sensation of the presence of such a limb.

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  • noun pathology The false sensation, which is often painful, that an amputated limb is still present and attached.

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  • noun the illusion that a limb still exists after it has been amputated

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