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(fā′langks″ )

(fă-lan′jēz″ )
pl. phalanges [Gr. phalanx, stem phalang-, closely knit row]

1. Any of the bones of the fingers or toes.
SEE: skeleton
2. One of a set of plates formed of phalangeal cells (inner and outer) forming the reticular membrane of the organ of Corti.

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