|1.||a. an apparition or spectre|
|b. (as modifier): a phantom army marching through the sky|
|2.||the visible representation of something abstract, esp as appearing in a dream or hallucination: phantoms of evil haunted his sleep|
|3.||something apparently unpleasant or horrific that has no material form|
|4.||med another name for manikin|
|[C13: from Old French fantosme, from Latin phantasma|
phantom phan·tom or fan·tom (fān'təm)
Something apparently seen, heard, or sensed, but having no physical reality.
An image that appears only in the mind; an illusion.
A model, especially a transparent one, of the human body or of any of its parts.
Resembling, characteristic of, or being a phantom; illusive.