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
Details
ArticulationsMetacarpophalangeal, metatarsophalangeal, interphalangeal
Identifiers
Latinphalanx
pl. phalanges
TA98A02.4.10.001
A02.5.18.001
TA21272, 1505
Anatomical terms of bone

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