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proximal phalanx of hand


Definition: the relatively larger bone of the fingers that articulates proximally with the head of a metacarpal; those of the medial four fingers articulate distally with a middle phalanx; that of the thumb articulates distally with a distal phalanx.

Synonym(s): phalanx proximalis manusTA

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