- a phalanx.
Origin of phalange
Related Words for phalangegrip, fist, palm, appendage, digit, dactyl, phalanges, phalanx, fork, extremity, hook, finger, feeler, claw, pointer, toe, thumb, fang, pinkie, ham
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Historical Examples of phalange
According to this interpretation it is the first and only phalange in the first digit.
This is exactly equal to the length of the first phalange of the wing finger.
There is only one first phalange which has a length of 7¾ inches.
The second phalange is concave at the upper articular end and convex in the longer direction at the lower end.
To have a supple lower or middle joint does not relate to the Will but to the phalange of Logic of the possessor.Palmistry for All
- anatomy another name for phalanx (def. 5)
Word Origin for phalange
Word Origin and History for phalange
mid-15c., "phalanx, ancient military division," from Middle French phalange "phalanx" (13c.), from Latin phalangem (nominative phalanx); see phalanx. It is the earlier form of this word in English.