hypophalangism

noun
hy·​po·​pha·​lan·​gism | \ -fə-ˈlan-ˌjiz-əm How to pronounce hypophalangism (audio) , -fā-ˈ How to pronounce hypophalangism (audio) \

Medical Definition of hypophalangism

: congenital absence of one or more phalanges

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“Hypophalangism.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hypophalangism. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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