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Axial Skeleton

Appendicular skeleton
see also Appendicular skeleton

Cartoon showing the main skeletal elements of the axial skeleton. The other part of the human skeleton is associated with the limbs and is referred to as the appendicular skeleton.

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Axial Skeleton
skull (22) Auditory Ossicles (6) Hyoid bone (1) Vertebral Column (26) Thoracic cage (27)
  • cranial bones (8)
  • parietal (2)
  • temporal (2)
  • frontal (1)
  • occipital (1)
  • ethmoid (1)
  • sphenoid (1)
  • Cervical vertebrae (7)
  • Thoracic vertebrae (12)
  • Lumbar vertebrae (5)
  • Sacrum (1) - 5 at birth, later fused in adult stage
  • Coccyx (1) - 4 at birth, later fused to form one single bone, varies between 3-5
  • sternum (3) - manubrium (1) body of sternum (1) xiphoid process (1)
  • ribs (24)
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  • Hyoid bone is a U-shape bone in the neck that anchors the tongue and is associated with swallowing.
Links: Axial Skeleton Development | Bone Development | Bone Timeline | Image - Appendicular skeleton

Reference

Image Source: Wikipedia


Cite this page: Hill, M.A. (2019, March 23) Embryology Axial skeleton.jpg. Retrieved from https://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php/File:Axial_skeleton.jpg

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