phalangeal

adjective

pha·​lan·​ge·​al ˌfā-lən-ˈjē-əl How to pronounce phalangeal (audio)
ˌfa-;
fə-ˈlan-jē-,
fā- How to pronounce phalangeal (audio)
: of or relating to a phalanx or the phalanges

Examples of phalangeal in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of phalangeal was in 1828

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“Phalangeal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phalangeal. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

phalangeal

adjective
pha·​lan·​ge·​al ˌfā-lən-ˈjē-əl How to pronounce phalangeal (audio) ˌfal-ən-; fə-ˈlan-jē- How to pronounce phalangeal (audio)
fā-
: of or relating to a phalanx or the phalanges
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