ungual phalanx


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un·gual pha·lanx

the distal phalanx of each of the digits; so called because of the flattened tuberosity at its termination that supports the nail.

ungual phalanx

phalanx

(fal'anks) plural.phalanges [Gr., closely knit row]
1. Any one of the bones of the fingers or toes. See: skeleton
2. One of a set of plates formed of phalangeal cells (inner and outer) forming the reticular membrane of the organ of Corti.

distal phalanx

The phalanx most remote from the metacarpus or metatarsus. Synonym: terminal phalanx; ungual phalanx

metacarpal phalanx

Any phalanx that articulates with a metacarpal bone.
See: proximal phalanx

metatarsal phalanx

Any phalanx that articulates with a metatarsal bone.
See: proximal phalanx

middle phalanx

When there are three phalanges, the phalanx intermediate between distal and proximal phalanges.

proximal phalanx

Any phalanx that articulates with a metacarpal or metatarsal bone.

terminal phalanx

Distal phalanx.

ungual phalanx

Distal phalanx.