a phenomenon characterized by the experience of pain, discomfort, or other sensation in the area of a missing limb or other body part, as a breast.
phantom limb pain n.
Pain or discomfort felt by an amputee in the area of the missing limb.
- Phantom load
noun See energy vampire
- Phantom pregnancy
noun 1. the occurrence of signs of pregnancy, such as enlarged abdomen and absence of menstruation, when no embryo is present, due to hormonal imbalance Also called false pregnancy, pseudopregnancy Technical name pseudocyesis
noun 1. an employee bonus expressed as the cash value of a specified amount of company stock to be received at a future date, meant to create employee interest in raising stock prices without giving any stock away.
- Phantom tumor
phantom tumor n. An accumulation of fluid in the interlobar spaces of the lung occurring as a result of congestive heart failure and appearing radiologically as a neoplasm.