Phalange

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Phalange fā-lanj′ a phalanx of a digit: any of the joints of an insect's tarsus: a bundle of stamens joined by their filaments: a socialistic community in Fourier's dream of an ideal arrangement of society, consisting of 1800 persons living in a phalanstère—generally in pl., the usual sing. being Phā′lanx (q.v.)
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Usage

In literature:

The bite opened the phalangeal joint of the left thumb, causing violent inflammation, and resulted in the destruction of the joint.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
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" by Thomas H. Huxley
Thus there are three phalanges in each of the lesser toes, and only two in the great toe, which answers to the thumb.
"Lectures and Essays" by T.H. Huxley
The phalanges, or finger bones, are the fourteen small bones arranged in three rows to form the fingers.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
We obtained also in this earth the last phalange of the greatest toe of a kangaroo, and a small water-worn pebble of quartz.
"Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Thomas Mitchell
Normally each digit has three phalanges.
"The Ancient Life History of the Earth" by Henry Alleyne Nicholson
I asked the subject to clasp his hands in such a way that the second phalanges would be about even.
"Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1" by Various
The lower jaw was missing, and two phalanges were inside the skull.
"Archeological Investigations" by Gerard Fowke
In well-marked cases one of these is a reduction from three phalanges or joints to two.
"Applied Eugenics" by Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
The Phalanges of the Fingers.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
Logic is the middle phalange, and Will is the top or nail portion.
"Palmistry for All" by Cheiro
Number and length of phalangeal expansions.
"Remarks on some fossil impressions in the sandstone rocks of Connecticut River" by John Collins Warren
The usual number of phalanges is 2, 2, 3, 2 in the Stegocephalia and Caudata, 2, 2, 3, 3 in the Ecaudata.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 4" by Various
Have any fingers or toes only two phalanges?
"A Guide for the Study of Animals" by Worrallo Whitney
Terminal phalanges cleft at the tip.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 10" by Various
According to this interpretation it is the first and only phalange in the first digit.
"Dragons of the Air" by H. G. Seeley
Phalanges, the small bones of the fingers and toes.
"A Manual of the Antiquity of Man" by J. P. MacLean
Each phalange was designed to be an ideal democracy, electing its officers and governing itself.
"Socialism and Democracy in Europe" by Samuel P. Orth
PHALANGER, Vulpine, black varieties of the, ii.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
The penultimate phalanges of the fingers are not included in the webbing.
"A Synopsis of Neotropical Hylid Frogs, Genus Osteocephalus" by Linda Trueb
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In poetry:

Glancing back through serried ranges,
Vivid as his own phalanges,
Every captain might espy
Equal host in sculpture vie;
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore

In news:

The foot is made up of tarsal bones, metatarsal bones and phalanges.
Hammertoe is a deformed, claw-shaped toe, usually the second toe, that results from permanent flexion (bending) between one or both phalangeal joints.
Hammertoe is a deformed, claw-shaped toe, usually the second toe, that results from permanent flexion (bending) between one or both phalangeal joints.
For example, the base phalange of the discipline, or the Saturn finger, is determined by Pisces.
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