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Noun: phalanx (phalanxes,phalanges)  'fey,langks or 'fa,langks [N. Amer], 'fa,langks [Brit]
  1. Any of the bones of the fingers or toes
     
  2. Any closely ranked crowd of people
     
  3. (military) a body of troops in close array

Derived forms: phalanges, phalanxes

Type of: bone, crowd, force, military force, military group, military unit, os[2]

Part of: dactyl, digit

Encyclopedia: Phalanx, New Jersey