Origin of phalanges
Definition for phalanges (2 of 3)
noun, plural pha·lan·ges [fuh-lan-jeez] /fəˈlæn dʒiz/. Anatomy, Zoology.
Origin of phalange
Definition for phalanges (3 of 3)
noun, plural pha·lanx·es or for 7, pha·lan·ges [fuh-lan-jeez] /fəˈlæn dʒiz/.
verb (used without object)
Origin of phalanx
Examples from the Web for phalanges
The ball had pierced my hand by the metacarpus under the index finger, and had broken the first phalanges.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
Reduction is easily effected by making traction on the phalanges and carrying out movements of flexion and extension.
Thus there are three phalanges in each of the lesser toes, and only two in the great toe, which answers to the thumb.On the Relations of Man to the Lower Animals|Thomas H. Huxley
Upper surfaces of the phalanges of the foretoes of the left foot showing insertions of the M. extensor digitorum longus, × 3.Myology and Serology of the Avian Family Fringillidae|William B. Stallcup
The second digit has the same number of phalanges, and bears a claw, but is much more slender than the third.
British Dictionary definitions for phalanges (1 of 2)
noun plural phalanges (fæˈlændʒiːz)
Word Origin for phalange
British Dictionary definitions for phalanges (2 of 2)
noun plural phalanxes or phalanges (fæˈlændʒiːz)
- a bundle of stamens, joined together by their stalks (filaments)
- a form of vegetative spread in which the advance is on a broad front, as in the common reedCompare guerrilla