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 smooth spider is much less prolific than the phalangium or hairy spider.
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.
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.
83: "In Creta Insula non vulpes ursive, atque omnino millum maleficum animal præter phalangium."
-- 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.