\fˈaland͡ʒ], \fˈalandʒ], \f_ˈa_l_a_n_dʒ]\
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By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D.
By J.H. Kenneth
f[=a]-lanj', n. a phalanx of a digit: any of the joints of an insect's tarsus: a bundle of stamens joined by their filaments: a socialistic community in Fourier's dream of an ideal arrangement of society, consisting of 1800 persons living in a phalanstÃ¨re--generally in pl., the usual sing. being PH[=A]'LANX (q.v.).--adjs. PHALAN'GAL, PHALAN'G[=E]AL, PHALAN'GIAL, PHALAN'GIAN; PHALAN'GIFORM; PHALANST[=E]'RIAN.--ns. PHALANST[=E]'RIANISM, PHALAN'STERISM; PHAL'ANSTERY, the dwelling of the phalange in the ideal social system of Fourier (1772-1837), a vast structure in the midst of a square league of cultivated land.
By Thomas Davidson
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- relating to covered with or resembling freckles Freckled; speckled; bearing numerous small dots. Affected with lentigo.