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Medical Term:

proximal phalanx of foot


the relatively larger bone of the toes that articulates proximally with the head of a metatarsal; those of the lateral four toes articulate distally with a middle phalanx; that of the great toe articulates distally with a distal phalanx.

Synonym(s): phalanx proximalis pedisTA

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