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In Latin, a phalanx means a bone of a finger or a toe. This Latin meaning supports Steinbeck’s phalanx theory in that, a finger or a toe cannot accomplish much alone. However, when combined with the strength of other fingers, they become a hand, and are much more capable of completing tasks.

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