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List of bones of the human skeleton

The average adult human skeleton consists of the following 206 bones.

In the skull (22):

In the middle ears (6): In the throat (1): In the shoulder[?] girdle (4): In the thorax[?] (25): In the vertebral column (24): In the arms (6): In the hands (54): In the pelvis (4): In the legs (8): In the feet (52):

The infant skeleton has the following bones in addition to those above:

  1. sacral vertebrae (4 or 5), which fuse in adults to form the sacrum
  2. coccygeal vertebrae[?] (3 to 5), which fuse in adults to form the coccyx
  3. ilium[?], ischium[?] and pubis[?], which fuse in adults to form the pelvic girdle



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