Medical Dictionary

phalanx

noun pha·lanx
\ˈfā-ˌlaŋ(k)s, British usually ˈfal-ˌaŋ(k)s\
plural pha·lan·ges \fə-ˈlan-(ˌ)jēz, fā-, ˈfā-ˌ, British usually fal-ˈan-\

Medical Definition of PHALANX

:  any of the digital bones of the hand or foot distal to the metacarpus or metatarsus of a vertebrate that in humans are three to each finger and toe with the exception of the thumb and big toe which have only two each

Illustration of PHALANX

April 25, 2015
lissome Hear it
nimble or easily flexed
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