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Encyclopedia > List of bones of the human skeleton

A typical adult human skeleton consists of the following 206 bones depending on age, though this number does vary owing to a variety of anatomical variations; for example, a small portion of the human population have an extra rib, or an extra lumbar vertebra. (Numbers in bold refer to the diagram at right.) Front view of a skeleton of an adult human Back view of a skeleton of an adult human The human skeleton consists of both fused and individual bones supported and supplemented by ligaments, tendons, muscles and cartilage. ... This article is about the skeletal organs. ... A cervical rib is a supernumerary (extra) rib which arises from the seventh cervical vertebra. ...

In the skull (22): Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (492x1426, 61 KB)ÎœSkeleton. ... In humans, the adult skull is normally made up of 22 bones. ...

  • 1-9. cranium - 8 cranial bones (frontal, parietal (2), temporal (2), occipital, sphenoid, ethmoid) and 13 facial bones (nasal (2), maxilla (2), lacrimal (2), zygomatic (2), palatine (2), vomer, inferior nasal conchae(2))
  • 7. mandible

In the middle ears (6): Cranium can mean: The brain and surrounding skull, a part of the body. ... The mandible (from Latin mandibÅ­la, jawbone) or inferior maxillary bone is, together with the maxilla, the largest and strongest bone of the face. ... The middle ear is the portion of the ear internal to the eardrum, and external to the oval window of the cochlea. ...

In the throat (1): The malleus is hammer-shaped small bone or ossicle of the middle ear which connects with the incus and is attached to the inner surface of the eardrum. ... This article refers to a bone in the mammalian ear. ... The stapes or stirrup is the stirrup-shaped small bone or ossicle in the middle ear which attaches the incus to the fenestra ovalis, the oval window which is adjacent to the vestibule of the inner ear. ... For other uses, see Throat (disambiguation). ...

In the shoulder girdle (4): The hyoid bone (Os Hyoideum; Lingual Bone) is a bone in the human neck, not articulated to any other bone; it is supported by the muscles of the neck and in turn supports the root of the tongue. ... This article is about the body part. ...

In the thorax (25): Collarbone and collar bone redirect here. ... Left scapula - front view () Left scapula - rear view () In anatomy, the scapula, or shoulder blade, is the bone that connects the humerus (arm bone) with the clavicle (collar bone). ... Diagram of a tsetse fly, showing the head, thorax and abdomen The thorax is a division of an animals body that lies between the head and the abdomen. ...

In the vertebral column (26): The sternum (from Greek στέρνον, sternon, chest) or breastbone is a long, flat bone located in the center of the thorax (chest). ... The human rib cage. ... A diagram of a thoracic vertebra. ...

In the arms (6): A diagram of a thoracic vertebra. ... A typical thoracic vertebra The thoracic vertebrae (vertebrae thoracales) compose the middle segment of the vertebral column, between the cervical vertebrae and the lumbar vertebrae. ... In anatomy, lumbar is an adjective that means of or pertaining to the abdominal segment of the torso, between the diaphragm and the sacrum (pelvis). ... For the record label, see Sacrum Torch. ... The coccyx is formed of up to five vertebrae. ... Look up ARM in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

In the hands (54): The humerus is a long bone in the arm or fore-legs (animals) that runs from the shoulder to the elbow. ... The ulna (Elbow Bone) [Figs. ... The radius is the bone of the forearm that extends from the outside of your limb to your phlangx (lateral) of the elbow to the thumb side of the wrist. ... For other uses, see Hand (disambiguation). ...

In the pelvis (2): In human anatomy, the carpal bones are the bones of the human wrist. ... The scaphoid bone (hand navicular) of the wrist is found on the thumb side of the hand, within the anatomical snuffbox. ... The lunate bone (os lunatum; semilunar bone) is a bone in the human hand that may be distinguished by its deep concavity and crescentic outline. ... The triquetral bone (also called triquetral, os triquetrum, cuneiform bone, pyramidal bone, cubital bone, os pyramidale, os triangulare, three-cornered bone, and triangular bone) is a type of carpal bone. ... The left pisiform bone. ... The trapezium is a bone in the human hand. ... In human anatomy, the trapezoid bone (lesser multangular bone; os multangulum minus) is a bone in the hands. ... The capitate bone (os capitatum; os magnum) is a bone in the human hand. ... The hamate bone (os hamatum; unciform bone) is a bone in the human hand that may be readily distinguished by its wedge-shaped form, and the hook-like process which projects from its volar surface. ... The metacarpus is the intermediate part of the hand skeleton that is located between the fingers distally and the carpus which forms the connection to the forearm. ... The phalanges in a human hand The name Phalanges is commonly given to the bones that form fingers and toes. ... Proximal phalanges are bones found in the limbs of most vertebrates. ... Intermediate phalanges are bones found in the limbs of most vertebrates. ... Distal phalanges are bones found in the limbs of most vertebrate skeletons. ... The pelvis (pl. ...

In the legs (8): The ilium of the pelvis is divisible into two parts, the body and the ala; the separation is indicated on the internal surface by a curved line, the arcuate line, and on the external surface by the margin of the acetabulum. ... Human male pelvis, viewed from front Human female pelvis, viewed from front The pelvis is the bony structure located at the base of the spine (properly known as the caudal end). ... Diagram of an insect leg A leg is the part of an animals body that supports the rest of the animal above the ground and is used for locomotion. ...

  • 18. femur
    • 17. hip joint (joint, not bone)
    • 22. greater trochanter of femur
    • 23. condyles of femur
  • 19. patella
  • 20. tibia
  • 21. fibula

In the feet (52): The femur or thigh bone is the longest, most voluminous, and strongest bone of the mammalian bodies. ... Bones of the Hip In anatomy, the hip is the bony projection of the femur, known as the greater trochanter, and the overlying muscle and fat. ... The patella or kneecap is a thick, triangular bone which articulates with the femur and covers and protects the front of the knee joint. ... This article is about the vertebrate bone. ... For other uses see fibula (disambiguation) The fibula or calf bone is a bone placed on the lateral side of the tibia, with which it is connected above and below. ... For other uses, see Foot (disambiguation). ...


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Human skeleton - Academic Kids (0 words)
The longest bone in the body is the femur and the smallest is the stapes bone in the middle ear.
The appendicular skeleton consists of the clavicles, scapulae, bones of the upper limb, bones of the pelvis and bones of the lower limb.
Bone cancer and bone tumors are extremely serious and are sometimes treated by radical surgery such as amputation of the affected limb.
Human skeleton - Wikivisual (0 words)
The sacrum (the bone at the base of the spine) consists of five bones which are separated at birth but fuse together into a solid structure in later years.
Another bone, the hyoid bone in the neck, does not touch any other bones in the body, and is supported by muscles and ligaments; it serves as the point of attachment for the tongue.Also some of the ribs called the floating ribs only hang by muscle and are not attached to the spine.
The longest and heaviest bone in the body is the femur and the smallest is the stapes bone in the middle ear.
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