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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.)

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In the skull (22):

  • 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):

In the throat (1):

In the shoulder girdle (4):

In the thorax (25):

In the vertebral column (26):

In the arms (6):

  • 11. humerus
    • 26. condyles of humerus
  • 12. ulna
  • 13. radius
    • 27. head of radius

In the hands (54):

In the pelvis (2):

  • 15. two coxal bones each consisting of ilium, ischium and pubis

In the legs (8):

  • 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):

 
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