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Skeletal System

Axial Skeleton

How many bones are part of the axial skeleton?

The adult axial skeleton consists of 80 bones, including the bones of the skull, auditory ossicles (ear bones), hyoid bone, vertebral column, and the bones of the thorax (sternum and ribs).



Keeping the bone immobilized is essential for promoting proper mending. © iStockphoto.com/K Fotostudio.
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