Term: phalanx, plural: phalanges
Literally meaning: “?”
Origin: Anc Greek
φάλαγξ/phalax(=, troop, battle line, round piece of wood, finger’s and toe’s bone)
The etymology is derived from the concept that " phalages" are in rows one next to other in hands and toes like soldiers in troops.
1. (anatomy) Phalanges are bones that form the fingers and toes. In primates such as humans, the thumb and big toe have two phalanges, while the other fingers and toes consist of three
2. troop or a battle formation of hoplites (soldiers) in Ancient Greece