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.
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