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pha·lan·ges

 (fə-lăn′jēz, fā-)
n.
A plural of phalanx.

pha•lanx

(ˈfeɪ læŋks, ˈfæl æŋks)

n., pl. pha•lanx•es for 1-6, pha•lan•ges (fəˈlæn dʒiz for 7.)
1. (in ancient Greece) a group of heavily armed infantry formed in ranks and files close and deep, with shields joined and long spears overlapping.
2. any body of troops in close array.
3. a number of persons united for a common purpose.
4. a compact or closely massed body of persons, animals, or things.
5. (in Fourierism) a group of about 1800 persons, living together and holding their property in common.
6. any of the bones of the fingers or toes.
[1545–55; < Latin < Greek phálanx military formation, bone of finger or toe, wooden roller]

pha·lan·ges

(fə-lăn′jēz)
The small bones of the fingers or toes in humans or the digits in other primates. See more at skeleton.

phalanges

Finger and toe bones.
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The metatarsophalangeal joint in the ostrich is the articulation of the distal extremity of the tarsometatarsal bone and the proximal extremities of the first phalanges of third and fourth digits (Fig la and b).
The level of amputation is closely related to the extent of infection and necrosis of the phalanges.
The wrapping of bodies in predator skins is hypothesized by the numbers of 3rd phalanges (i.
The incidence of GCT in hand (including phalanges and metacarpals) is ranging from 1.
He was being treated by a local practitioner as a case of fractured distal phalanges, but the patient consulted our college because he felt the deformity was gradually progressing.
The epiphysis of the distal phalanges begins to ossify at 12 to 36 months of age and closes at approximately 13 to 16 years (Hensinger, 1986).
1 put your right phalanges in, put your right phalanges out,
His nail biting lead to the invasion of bacteria into the tip of distal phalanges (the bone in the finger tip).
THE AIM OF THIS STUDY: Is to evaluate the different patterns and frequency of hair distribution on the phalanges of hand in a sample of medchal town.