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phalange

[fal-uh nj, fuh-lanj, fey-lanj] /ˈfæl əndʒ, fəˈlændʒ, ˈfeɪ lændʒ/
noun, plural phalanges
[fuh-lan-jeez] /fəˈlæn dʒiz/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy, Zoology
1.
a phalanx.
Origin
1550-1560
1550-60; back formation from phalanges
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  • The device allows users to independently control the flexion and extension movements of each replaced phalange.
British Dictionary definitions for phalange

phalange

/ˈfælændʒ/
noun (pl) phalanges (fæˈlændʒiːz)
1.
(anatomy) another name for phalanx (sense 5)
Word Origin
C16: via French, ultimately from Greek phalanx
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Word Origin and History for phalange
n.

mid-15c., "phalanx, ancient military division," from Middle French phalange "phalanx" (13c.), from Latin phalangem (nominative phalanx); see phalanx. It is the earlier form of this word in English.

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