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hypophalangism

[ hahy-poh-fuh-lan-jiz-uhm ]
/ ˌhaɪ poʊ fəˈlæn dʒɪz əm /
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noun

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

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Origin of hypophalangism

First recorded in 1910–15; hypo- + phalange + -ism
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Medical definitions for hypophalangism

hypophalangism
[ hī′pō-fə-lănjĭz′əm ]

n.

Congenital absence of one or more phalanges of a digit.
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