Tuberosity of distal phalanx - Tuberositas phalangis distalis

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Description

Tuberosity of distal phalanx are roughened, elevated surface of a horseshoe form on the volar surface of the distal extremity of distal phalanges which serves to support the sensitive pulp of the finger.


This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from http://www.bartleby.com/107/).

Anatomical hierarchy

General Anatomy > Bones; Skeletal system > Appendicular skeleton > Bones of upper limb > Free part of upper limb > Bones of hand > Digital bones; Phalanges > Distal phalanx > Tuberosity of distal phalanx

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