Phalanx bone

The phalanges /fəˈlænz/ (singular: phalanx /ˈfælæŋks/) are digital bones in the hands and feet of most vertebrates. In primates, the thumbs and big toes have two phalanges while the other digits have three phalanges. The phalanges are classed as long bones.

Phalanx bone
Illustration of the phalanges
Bones of foot
ArticulationsMetacarpophalangeal, metatarsophalangeal, interphalangeal
pl. phalanges
TA21272, 1505
Anatomical terms of bone

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