A phalanx is a part of the skeletal system which includes hand
. It allows the articulation of the fingers
. All fingers
, except the thumbs and big toes, have 3 phalanges: distal phalanges, the proximal phalanges and middle phalanges. These last are not present on the thumbs or the big toes. The presence of phalanges enables man, like some mammals, acquire precision and dexterity.
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