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Medical Term:

distal phalanx of foot


small, relatively flat bone of the toes underlying the nail bed, each of which bears a tuberosity on its distal plantar aspect from which connective tissue strands (skin ligaments) radiate through the pulp; the bases of the phalanges of the lateral four toes articulate proximally with the heads of middle phalanges; that of the great toe articulates with a proximal phalanx.

Synonym(s): phalanx distalis pedisTA

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