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phalange

[ fal-uhnj, fuh-lanj, fey-lanj ]
/ ˈfæl əndʒ, fəˈlændʒ, ˈfeɪ lændʒ /
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noun, plural pha·lan·ges [fuh-lan-jeez]. /fəˈlæn dʒiz/. Anatomy, Zoology.

a phalanx.

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Origin of phalange

First recorded in 1550–60; back formation from phalanges
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British Dictionary definitions for phalange

phalange
/ (ˈfælændʒ) /

noun plural phalanges (fæˈlændʒiːz)

anatomy another name for phalanx (def. 5)

Word Origin for phalange

C16: via French, ultimately from Greek phalanx
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