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noun as in hand

noun as in toe

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The intermediate and distal phalanges of the index finger show contraction, as if the Palestinian Arab were squeezing something.

No hylid genus is edentate, and none has either T-shaped terminal phalanges or the unusual dorsal spinules.

Thus the entire length of the four phalanges slightly exceeds 11 inches, or rather more than three times the length of the head.

There is volar flexion of the phalanges when the subject is at rest.

It is a disease of colts and may affect one or all of the phalanges at the same time.

And even in the turtles we have eight carpal bones and five digits, while no finger has less than two phalanges.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to phalanges, such as: appendage, fist, grip, palm, duke, and extremity.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.