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She broke the third phalanx on the right hand.
  medicine:  any of the bones of the fingers or toes
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phalanx phalanges phalanxes phalangeal
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  • 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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Associated words [difficulty]:   phalanx [6]
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