Bones of the trunk


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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