phalange[fal′anj′, fə lanj′]
- The definition of a phalange is a compact group of people, or a single bone in the finger.
- An example of a phalange is a group of warriors standing very close together.
- An example of a phalange is one bone in your finger.
phalanx (sense )
Origin of phalangeFrench ; from Classical Greek phalanges, plural of phalanx
Origin of phalangeFrench, from Old French, body of infantrymen, from Latin, from Greek phalanx, phalang-, log, battle array, bone between the finger and toe joints; see phalanx.
From Middle French phalange.