How Many Bones Are in the Human Nose?

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The human nose contains two small, oblong bones that come together to form the bridge of the nose, according to Healthline. The rest of the nose's structure is provided by cartilage rather than bone.

The two nasal bones bind the cartilage forming the rest of the nose together. The nasal bones vary slightly in size and shape from one person to another, as does the cartilaginous shape of the nose. The nasal bones also articulate with the maxilla bone of the human face and with the frontal and ethmoid bones of the cranium. The nasocillary nerve, which is the primary nerve servicing the nose, runs down the inner surface of the nasal bones.