hypophalangism

[ hahy-poh-fuh-lan-jiz-uh m ]
/ ˌhaɪ poʊ fəˈlæn dʒɪz əm /

noun

the condition of having fewer than the normal number of phalanges per finger or toe.

Nearby words

  1. hyponymous,
  2. hyponymy,
  3. hypoorthocytosis,
  4. hypopancreatism,
  5. hypoparathyroidism,
  6. hypopharyngeal diverticulum,
  7. hypopharynx,
  8. hypophloeodal,
  9. hypophonesis,
  10. hypophonia

Origin of hypophalangism

First recorded in 1910–15; hypo- + phalange + -ism

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Medicine definitions for hypophalangism

hypophalangism

[ hī′pō-fə-lănjĭz′əm ]

n.

Congenital absence of one or more phalanges of a digit.

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