How many bones does an adult human have?

26
52
104
206
At birth, there are over 270 bones in an infant human's body, but many of these fuse together as the child grows (in the skull, ver­te­bral column etc.), leaving a total of 206 separate bones in an adult.

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flagthe United Arab Emirates
0%
0%
5%
94%
19
flagItaly
0%
0%
9%
90%
31
flagFrance
0%
4%
7%
88%
42
flagIndia
2%
1%
4%
87%
200
flagUkraine
4%
0%
8%
86%
23
flagthe Philippines
0%
4%
8%
86%
23
flagSwitzerland
0%
0%
13%
86%
15
flagAustralia
0%
3%
11%
85%
27
flagthe United States
2%
2%
11%
82%
643
flagRepublic of Ireland
5%
2%
9%
81%
71
flagLithuania
0%
0%
18%
81%
16
flagUnknown
2%
7%
9%
80%
71
flagCzech Republic
0%
0%
20%
80%
15
flagGermany
0%
4%
13%
79%
183
flagCanada
3%
1%
12%
79%
63
flagNorway
0%
0%
21%
78%
28
flagPoland
1%
3%
16%
77%
14039
flagthe United Kingdom
1%
6%
15%
76%
386
flagthe Netherlands
0%
6%
31%
62%
45
flagSweden
0%
0%
41%
58%
17

Gender

men77%
women78%
26
1%
0%
52
3%
3%
104
18%
17%
206
77%
78%

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