from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A plural of phalanx.
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- n. Plural form of phalange.
- n. Plural form of phalanx.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. pl. of phalanx.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The plural of phalanx (as well as of phalange).
The second specimen is considerably less impressive, consisting only of two phalanges from the foot.
The phalanges are the fourteen bones of the toes, -- three in each except the great toe, which, like the thumb, has two.
It extends from the heads of the outer rods of Corti to the external row of the outer hair cells, and is formed by several rows of minute fiddle-shaped cuticular structures, called phalanges, between which are circular apertures containing the free ends of the hair cells.
They are composed of small bones called phalanges or internodes, which are jointed upon one another like the several parts of the human fingers.
The wrist is composed of eight bones, ranked in two rows, each comprising four bones; the metacarpus of five and the fingers, which are five in number, of three bones each, called the phalanges, except the thumb, which has but two.
Honking horns, formidable phalanges, terrific teeth or fabulous feathers all attest to the quality of the genetic code carried within.
My mouth opened wide and the clamped cardiac muscle and intruding stake fell free, only to be caught in my still skeletal phalanges.
The dead guy was a chicken-plant worker who not only died by having his neck wrung by a machine at the plant, his “dancing phalanges” ended up as nuggets at the Chicken Hut.
Twelve phalanges of fingers, each of which was the length of
Suppose you wished to examine the phalanges of the rare Ice Man of the Svalbard Archipelago.