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The Medical Name for Toes

by Dr.Sal MD on author


The Medical Name for Toes is 'Phalanges'. The name phalanges is derived from the Greek word Phalanx which means a straight projection. The big toe has its own name - Hallux - and the other toes are numbered from 2 to 5 at the pinky. The long bones just behind your toes are called the metatarsals. There are 26 bones in your feet with 33 joints. Now you know :)


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