What is the difference between phalange and phalanx?

phalange | phalanx |

Phalange is a synonym of phalanx.


As nouns the difference between phalange and phalanx

is that phalange is (anatomy) one of the bones of the finger or toe, also called phalanx while phalanx is a large group of people, animals or things, compact or closely massed, or tightly knit and united in common purpose.

phalange

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (obsolete) A phalanx (of soldiers, people etc.).
  • (anatomy) A phalanx.
  • (politics) A political movement, the Falange.
  • phalanx

    English

    (Phalanx bone) (wikipedia phalanx)

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • a large group of people, animals or things, compact or closely massed, or tightly knit and united in common purpose.
  • * 2007 , The Guardian, [http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/story/0,,2073710,00.html]
  • There, the Paisleyites were being held back by another phalanx of soldiers and policemen.
  • * 2007 , The Guardian, [http://www.guardian.co.uk/freedom/Story/0,,2065311,00.html]
  • The Guardian today listed a phalanx of ministers who back the bill, including Tessa Jowell, the culture secretary, Tony McNulty, the policing minister, Andy Burnham, the junior health minister, Ian Pearson, the climate change minister, John Healey, the financial secretary to the Treasury, and Keith Hill, parliamentary private secretary to Tony Blair
  • One of the bones of the finger or toe.
  • An ancient Greek and Macedonian military unit that consisted of several ranks and files (lines) of soldiers in close array with joined shields and long spears.
  • (historical sociology) A Fourierite utopian community; a phalanstery.
  • Synonyms

    * phalange

    Hyponyms

    * (bone of the finger) distal phalanx, intermediate phalanx, proximal phalanx