Bones of the trunk
The bones of the human trunk, 51 bones in all, consisting of 26 vertebrae, 24 ribs and the sternum. The 26 vertebrae comprise the 7 cervical, 12 thoracic and 5 lumbar vertebrae, the sacrum and the coccyx. The 24 ribs comprise 14 true ribs, 6 false ribs and 4 floating ribs. The sternum is the breast bone.

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