The Xray of a hand shows the phalanges of the fingers.
Phalanges are the bones of the fingers or toes.
The bones of the fingers of a baby are examples of phalanges.
A plural of phalanx
phalanges - Medical Definition
- The terminal phalanges of the four outer digits are small, somewhat conical and flattened in form.
- The first phalanges are expanded at their lower ends, and the wide, depressed middle phalanges embedded in a broad cutaneous pad, forming the sole of the foot, on which the animal rests in walking instead of on the hoofs.
- Indeed, in the years between 1840 and 1850, during which the movement waxed and waned, no fewer than forty-one phalanges were founded, of which some definite record can be found.
- The terminal phalanges are small and nodular, not flattened on their inner or opposed surfaces, and not completely encased in hoofs, but bearing nails on their upper surface only.
- Plete, likewise free, finger; the shortened thumb with 2, the index with 3, the third with 4 phalanges; each finger with a curved claw.