What is a single finger bone called?


What is a single finger bone called?

Fingers and Toes:

The toes and the digits are made up of small bones. Each of these bones articulate with one another forming hinge joints called interphalangeal joints.

Answer and Explanation: 1

A single finger bone is called a phalanx. The plural for phalanx is phalanges. Each finger, and toe (except for the big toe) contains three phalanges: one proximal, one middle, and one distal. The thumb, and big toe only contain two phalanges: a proximal and a distal.

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Phalanges: Definition & Function


Chapter 5 / Lesson 5

Learn a phalanges definition and see the phalanges function and phalanges anatomy. Also learn about the types of phalanges and their location in the human body.

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