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Phalaena
Phalaenid
Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis amabilis
Phalaenoptilus
Phalaenoptilus Nutalli
Phalaenoptilus nuttallii
Phalangal
phalange
phalangeal
phalanger
Phalangeridae
Phalangial
Phalangian
Phalangid
Phalangida
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phalangist
Phalangista or Trichosurus vulpina
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Phalangistine
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phalangitis

Phalanges definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Phalanges Pha*lan"ges, n., pl. of Phalanx.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Phalanx Pha"lanx, n.; pl. Phalanxes, L. Phalanges. [L., from Gr. ?.] 1. (Gr. Antiq.) A body of heavy-armed infantry formed in ranks and files close and deep. There were several different arrangements, the phalanx varying in depth from four to twenty-five or more ranks of men. ``In cubic phalanx firm advanced.'' --Milton. The Grecian phalanx, moveless as a tower. --Pope. 2. Any body of troops or men formed in close array, or any combination of people distinguished for firmness and solidity of a union. At present they formed a united phalanx. --Macaulay. The sheep recumbent, and the sheep that grazed, All huddling into phalanx, stood and gazed. --Cowper. 3. A Fourierite community; a phalanstery. 4. (Anat.) One of the digital bones of the hand or foot, beyond the metacarpus or metatarsus; an internode. 5. [pl. Phalanges.] (Bot.) A group or bundle of stamens, as in polyadelphous flowers.




 


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