Origin of phalangeFrench from Classical Greek phalanges, plural of phalanx
The phalange of women warriors were prepared for battle.
- 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.
The definition of a phalange is a compact group of people, or a single bone in the finger.
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 .
- The terminal phalange of the inner (or second) digit is deeply cleft, and has a peculiar long curved claw, the others having short broad nails.
- On the death of Fourier in 1837 he became the acknowledged head of the movement, and took charge of La Phalange, the organ of Fourierism.
- The terminal phalange of the toe is greatly enlarged and modified in form to support this hoof, and the size of the internal framework of the foot is increased by a pair of lateral fibro-cartilaginous masses attached on each side to the hinder edges of the bone, and by a fibro-cellular and fatty plantar cushion in the median part.
- The flexor perforans (9) is as usual inserted into the terminal phalange.
- As the terminal phalange, but with distinct claws; the fifth intermediate in length between these and the largely developed fourth toe.