Appendicular skeleton

Appendicular skeleton

The appendicular skeleton consists of 126 bones in the human body which make motion possible and protects the organs of digestion, excretion, and reproduction. The word appendicular refers to an appendage or anything attached to a major part of the body, such as the upper and lower extremities.

The appendicular skeleton has six major areas:

The appendicular skeleton and the axial skeleton together form the complete skeleton.

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