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Encyclopedia > Phalanx bones
The phalanges in a human hand
The phalanges in a human hand
Illustration of the phalalnges
Illustration of the phalalnges

The name Phalanges is commonly given to the bones that form fingers and toes. In primates such as humans and monkeys, the thumb and big toe have two phalanges, while the other fingers and toes consist of three. Phalanges are classified as long bones. Download high resolution version (1324x1107, 99 KB)Picture of the bones in a human hand (from an authentic human skeleton). ... Download high resolution version (1324x1107, 99 KB)Picture of the bones in a human hand (from an authentic human skeleton). ... Image File history File links Human_hand_bones_simple. ... Image File history File links Human_hand_bones_simple. ... Grays Anatomy illustration of a human femur. ... Fingers of the human left hand A finger is a type of digit, an organ of manipulation and sensation found in the hands of humans and other primates. ... Toes on foot. ... Families 15, See classification A primate (L. prima, first) is any member of the biological order Primates, the group that contains all the species commonly related to the lemurs, monkeys, and apes, with the latter category including humans. ... Trinomial name Homo sapiens sapiens Linnaeus, 1758 Humans, or human beings, are bipedal primates belonging to the mammalian species Homo sapiens (Latin: wise man or knowing man) under the family Hominidae (the great apes). ... For the TV show Monkey see Monkey (TV series) Cynomolgus Monkey at Batu Caves, Malaysia A monkey is any member of two of the three groupings of simian primates. ... In human anatomy, the thumb is the first digit on a hand. ... The hallux or big toe is the biological name for digit I. In humans and non-human primates, the hallux is the largest toe on the foot. ... The long bones are those that are longer than they are wide, and grow primarily by elongation of the diaphysis, with an epiphysis at the ends of the growing bone. ...


The phalanges do not really have individual names but are named after the digit, and their distance from the body.

The term phalanx or phalanges refers to a Greek army formation in which soldiers stand side by side, several rows deep, like an arrangement of fingers or toes. Distal phalanges are bones found in the limbs of most vertebrate skeletons. ... Proximal phalanges are bones found in the limbs of most vertebrates. ... Human right hand The hands (med. ... For other uses, see Foot (disambiguation). ... The metacarpus is the intermediate part of the hand skeleton that is located between the fingers distally and the carpus which forms the connection to the forearm. ... The metatarsus consists of the five long bones of the foot, which are numbered from the medial side (ossa metatarsalia I.-V.); each presents for examination a body and two extremities. ... Intermediate phalanges are bones found in the limbs of most vertebrates. ... Sumerian phalanx formation. ...


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