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1Anatomyanother term for phalanx (sense 2)
- ‘See, the fracture occurred in the lower phalange of my left ring finger - a sliver of bone snapped off from the knuckle where the tendons connect.’
- ‘After the Sayee is over at Marwah you have to get a hair cut or a head shave; women have to have only their hair cut from at least three place the length of one phalange of her finger, approximately 1 or 1.5 inches.’
- ‘Radiographs of the fingertips of rock climbers, for example, show unusual bony spurs and thickened phalanges.’
2(also Phalange)A right-wing Maronite party in Lebanon founded in 1936 by Pierre Gemayel.
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