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Sample Sentences Using
phalanx -- in medicine
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in medicine Define
medicine: any of the bones of the fingers or toes
  • She broke the third phalanx on the right hand.
  • The first joint was all right, but the second phalange was cracked, I thought.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • His hands were massive enough to juggle cantaloupes, and a single letter was tattooed on the base phalange of each finger, thumbs excluded, to spell out ANABOLIC, as in anabolic steroid.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
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as in: a phalanx of riot police Define
a group standing and moving together -- especially an ancient Greek military formation
in medicine Define
medicine: any of the bones of the fingers or toes
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