American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Anatomy Of or relating to a phalanx or phalanges.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In anatomy and zoöl., of or pertaining to a phalanx or the phalanges. Also phalangal, phelangial, phalangean, phalangian.
- The outwardly directed process of the head of an outer rod of Corti. Also called phalanx of a rod of Corti.
- adj. Relating to a phalanx
- adj. anatomy Relating to a phalange
- n. anatomy A phalange (bone of a finger or toe)
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to the phalanges. See phalanx, 2.
- adj. of or relating to the bones of the fingers or toes
“Their heads are convex internally; they fit into the concavities on the heads of the inner rods and are continued outward as thin flattened plates, termed phalangeal processes, which unite with the phalangeal processes of Deiters cells to form the reticular membrane.”
“The village square (which, like all village squares I had ever seen, was not square at all, but roughly oblong) formed the carpals and metacarpals of the hand, while the several lanes of cottages made up the phalangeal joints of the fingers.”
“They are relatively broad and well patted with no discrete phalangeal pads.”
“The phalangeal bones found in the septic tank were determined to be from the fingers of a young person—someone under twenty.”
“April 23, 2008 at 4:45 am metatarsal phalangeal joints nayles real and imajinaree”
“Plagiarism punishment gives severe phalangeal problem.”
“The catcher from our high school baseball team, Anthony Hayes, was especially adept at racking up phalangeal credits.”
““It transfers even very small movements of the phalangeal bones to the waldoes.””
“This plaster must leave the metacarpal phalangeal joint of the thumb free and should reach the metacarpal phalangeal joints of the other fingers (Figure 140a).”
“The bullet entered at the base of the nail, first emerged at the distal interphalangeal flexor fold, re-entered the metacarpo-phalangeal fold, and finally emerged from the back of the hand between the third and fourth metacarpal bones.”
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