Saturday, January 18, 2014


Definition: (from
1. a plural of phalanx (anatomy. any of the bones of the fingers or toes)
2. plural of phalange

"I got all the phalanges in my hand broken when I was little and fell off my bike."
"I'm frozen all the way down to my phalanges!"

Origin: (from
"mid-15c., 'phalanx, ancient military division,' from Middle French phalange 'phalanx' (13c.), from Latin phalangem (nominative phalanx); see phalanx. It is the earlier form of this word in English."

Awkwardness rating: 6

Even kittens need to keep their phalanges warm. (

1 comment:

  1. I have read this word in my anatomy book. This is mainly a biology word and people mostly are not aware of this word. Thank you for sharing this post with us.