Translation of phalanx in Spanish:

phalanx

Pronunciation: /ˈfeɪlæŋks; ˈfælæŋks/

noun/nombre (plural -anxes)

  • 1 [History/Historia] [Military/Militar] falange (feminine)
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    • An hour earlier, phalanxes of police officers had closed in on peaceful sidewalk protestors, forcing them into the street and herding them helplessly away.
    • We make our way slowly out of the field and along the side of a small country road, passing a phalanx of police officers dressed in riot gear.
    • He was moved through the media scrum surrounded by a phalanx of Dallas police officers.
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    • The Romans entered Macedonia, and the Macedonian phalanx fought its last battle on unfavourable ground at Pydna, on the morrow of the lunar eclipse in June 168.
    • The Macedonian phalanx was Philip's creation, extended by Alexander.
    • Sixteen thousand of them he organized into a massive phalanx, even dressing them in Macedonian style.
  • 2
    (plural -anges /-ændʒiːz/)
    [Anatomy/Anatomía] falange (feminine)
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    • A calcined distal first phalanx was recovered from Unit B, Level 2, while Unit E, Level 4 contained a calcined distal third phalanx.
    • Two specimens, a distal two-thirds of a central metapodial and a complete proximal phalanx, are those of a large felid.
    • Extensor pollicis brevis arises from the radius distal to abductor pollicis longus and inserts onto the base of the proximal phalanx of the thumb.

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