Bones, axial
There are 80 axial bones, comprised of 29 bones in the head and 51 bones in the trunk.

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  • Bones of the skeleton — The human body has 206 bones. These consist of 80 axial (head and trunk) bones and 126 appendicular (upper and lower extremity) bones. Axial bones: The 80 axial bones comprise 29 bones in the head and 51 bones in the trunk. Head bones: The 29… …   Medical dictionary

  • Axial — Ax i*al, a. 1. Of or pertaining to an axis; of the nature of, or resembling, an axis; around an axis. [1913 Webster] To take on an axial, and not an equatorial, direction. Nichol. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) Belonging to the axis of the body; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Axial line — Axial Ax i*al, a. 1. Of or pertaining to an axis; of the nature of, or resembling, an axis; around an axis. [1913 Webster] To take on an axial, and not an equatorial, direction. Nichol. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) Belonging to the axis of the body; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Axial — has different meanings:* In geometry, it means: along the same line as an axis (coaxial) or centerline: parallel (geometry), contrary to radial, perpendicular or tangential * In anatomy, it relates to an anatomical direction of animals and humans …   Wikipedia

  • axial skeleton — n the skeleton of the trunk and head * * * skeleton axiale [TA] the bones of the cranium, vertebral column, ribs, and sternum …   Medical dictionary

  • axial skeleton — bones in the axis of the body, comprising the neurocranium, the branchial skeleton, the vertebral column and the intermuscular bones and ribs …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Axial skeleton — The axial skeleton consists of the 80 bones in the head and trunk of the human body. It is composed of five parts; the human skull, the ossicles of the inner ear, the hyoid bone of the throat, the chest, and the vertebral column. The axial… …   Wikipedia

  • axial — adjective a) Of or pertaining to an axis; of the nature of, or resembling, an axis; around an axis. the secondary xylem usually consists of axial and radial elements b) Belonging to the axis of the body; as, the axial skeleton; or to the axis of… …   Wiktionary

  • bones — Synonyms and related words: anatomy, appendicular skeleton, ashes, axial skeleton, battery, being, bells, bird cage, body, bosom, breast, cadaver, carcass, carrion, castanets, celesta, chaff, chime, chimes, clappers, clay, clod, corpse, corpus,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Atlanto-axial joint — Anterior atlantoöccipital membrane and atlantoaxial ligament. Posterior atlantoöc …   Wikipedia

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