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Medical Name for Fingers

by Dr.Sal MD on author


The Medical Name for Fingers is 'Phalanges'. The name phalange is derived from the Greek word 'Phalanx' which means a straight projection. The thumb finger has its own name - Pollicus - and the other fingers are numbered from 2 at the index finger to 5 at the pinky finger. The long bones just behind your fingers are called metacarpals. And the collection of marbles bones in your wrist are named the carpals. Your whole hand has 27 bones. Now you know :)


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