from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of araehnidans, formerly of great extent, now restricted and made typical of the modern family Phalangiidæ.

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  • n. type genus of the family Phalangiidae


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  • The brood of a single phalangium is sometimes three hundred in number.

    The History of Animals

  • The smooth spider is much less prolific than the phalangium or hairy spider.

    The History of Animals

  • They all copulate in the manner above described, the fly, the cantharis, the sphondyle, (the phalangium spider) any others of the kind that copulate at all.

    The History of Animals

  • These phalangia, when they grow to full size, very often envelop the mother phalangium and eject and kill her; and not seldom they kill the father-phalangium as well, if they catch him: for, by the way, he has the habit of co-operating with the mother in the hatching.

    The History of Animals

  • 83: "In Creta Insula non vulpes ursive, atque omnino millum maleficum animal præter phalangium."

    Plutarch's Morals

  • -- No. 1 indicating the first digit or great toe.) ab, abductors; ad adductor; fb, flexor brevis; fp, flexores profundi; fph, flexores phalangium: op, opponens muscles; tm, transverse muscles.

    The Common Frog


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