phalange

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noun pha·lange \ˈfā-ˌlanj, fə-ˈ, fā-ˈ\

Definition of phalange

  1. :  phalanx 2

Origin and Etymology of phalange

French, from Greek phalang-, phalanx


First Known Use: 1688


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