a vivid sensation that an amputated limb is still present. this occurs if the somatosensory cortex does not fully reorganize the internalized body map. a term first by S.W. Mitchell an american physician (1829-1914)
youll recognize when you have phantom limb because it will be a strange sensation
by rockwell13 September 13, 2006
Can you define these popular missing words?
A limb or appendage that a person feels is there, even though it's not. This usually has something to do with your brain thinking a preveously existing limb is still there, which is why phantom limbs are usually experienced by amputees. Many therians also experience phantom limbs of tails, wings, etc.
That person has phantom limbs.
by an anonymous therian February 01, 2009