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206 bones of the human skeleton. But we start with 270 bones!

206 bones of the human skeleton. But we start with 270 bones!

The human skeleton of an adult consists of around 206 to 208 bones, depending on the counting of the sternum (which may alternatively be included as the manubrium, body of sternum, and the xiphoid process)[1] It is composed of 270 bones at birth, but later decreases to 80 bones in the axial skeleton and 126 bones in the appendicular skeleton. Many small accessory bones, such as some sesamoid bones, are not included in this count.

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