Definition of phalange in English:

phalange

noun

  • 1Anatomy

    another term for phalanx
    • ‘The goal is to give anyone with the inkling a chance to pick up a pen or pencil (or crayon) and dip a phalange into a comic collaboration.’
  • 2A right-wing Maronite party in Lebanon founded in 1936 by Pierre Gemayel.

    Compare with Falange

Origin

Mid 19th century: back-formation from phalanges, plural of phalanx. phalange is a shortening of French Phalanges Libanaises Lebanese phalanxes.

Pronunciation:

phalange

/fāˈlanj//fəˈlanj/