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Pronunciation: fan'tom


  1. A model, especially a transparent one, of the human body or any of its parts.
  2. radiology a mechanical or computer-generated model for predicting irradiation dosage deep in the body.

Synonym(s): phantasm

[G. phantasma, an appearance]

See Also: manikin

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