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How many bones does a human have?

Question by Baby3 | 2018-12-17 at 22:43

How many bones does a human being actually have? I've been thinking about this for several hours now and I have also tried to count myself, but I do not really come to a conclusion. Does anyone know more?

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An adult human has a total of 206 bones.

Incidentally, the number of bones decreases over the course of life. An infant has more than 300 bones and cartilage that grow together in the course of its development.

The largest bone in humans is the femur, which - depending on body size - is on average 46 cm long and 200 g heavy. The smallest bone is the stapes in the middle ear, which is on average only 3.3 mm in size and weighs only 3-4 mg.

By the way, whoever thought that bones make up the largest part of body weight is wrong. The human skeleton accounts for only 12-21% of the weight. Instead, with 40% of body weight, the 656 muscles of the human body weigh the most.
2018-12-18 at 15:31

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