Q. How many bones are there in the human body?

How many bones are there in the human body?

Is it different for adults and children?


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  • shrenu

    The human skeleton of an adult consists of 206 bones.
    Babies have more bones than adults because as they grow up, some of them fuse together to form a single bone.
    This is because babies have more cartilage than bone.
    Newborn babies have around 305 bones.
    A baby’s skeleton is mostly made up of cartilage.
    As a human age, some of its bones fuse, a process which typically lasts until sometime within the third decade of life.
    Therefore, the number of bones in an individual may be evaluated differently throughout their life.
    By adulthood, the skeleton has only 206 bones altogether.


       

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