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Definition of Phalanges

Phalanges: The bones of the fingers and of the toes. There are generally three phalanges (distal, middle, proximal) for each digit except the thumbs and large toes. The singular of phalanges is phalanx.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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