phalangeal

[ fuh-lan-jee-uhl ]

adjective
  1. of or relating to a phalanx.

  2. Anatomy, Zoology. of or relating to a phalanx or the phalanges.

Origin of phalangeal

1
1825–35; <New Latin phalange(us) + -al1

Other words from phalangeal

  • in·ter·pha·lan·ge·al, adjective

Words Nearby phalangeal

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How to use phalangeal in a sentence

  • Mechanically, it acts as a stay when the animal is standing by maintaining the metacarpo-phalangeal angle.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot | Harry Caulton Reeks
  • Above, it is in connection with the synovial membrane of the pedal articulation and that of the metacarpo-phalangeal sheath.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot | Harry Caulton Reeks
  • At the Fetlock numerous branches to the metacarpo-phalangeal articulation, the sesamoid sheath, and the tendons.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot | Harry Caulton Reeks
  • Often, almost insignificant injuries cause phalangeal fractures.

    Lameness of the Horse | John Victor Lacroix
  • Frequently similar sesamoid bones occur also on the dorsal side of the phalangeal articulations.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton | Sidney H. Reynolds

British Dictionary definitions for phalangeal

phalangeal

/ (fəˈlændʒɪəl) /


adjective
  1. anatomy of or relating to a phalanx or phalanges

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