At birth the human body has about 270 bones, but by the time adulthood is reached, some bones have fused together to give a total of 206 bones in the body.

Here is the breakdown: The adult skeleton consists of 206 bones...28 skull bones (8 cranial, 14 facial, and 6 ear bones); - the horseshoe-shaped hyoid bone of the neck; - 26 vertebrae (7 cervical or neck, 12 thorax, 5 lumbar or loins, the sacrum which is five fused vertebrae, and the coccyx, our vestigial tail, which is four fused vertebrae); - 24 ribs plus the sternum or breastbone; the shoulder girdle (2 clavicles, the most frequently fractured bone in the body, and 2 scapulae); - the pelvic girdle (2 fused bones); - 30 bones in our arms and legs (a total of 120)

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