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Bone: Phalanx bone
Scheme human hand bones-en.svg
Illustration of the phalanges
The phalanges in a human hand
Latin phalanx
pl. phalanges
Articulations Metacarpophalangeal, metatarsophalangeal, interphalangeal
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Phalanges of the left hand

Phalanges are bones. There are 14 of them in each hand and foot. The phalanges in the hand are commonly called fingers and those in the feet are called toes. Toe bones are usually shorter than the bones in the hand.

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