What Is the Shortest Bone in the Human Body?


The smallest bone in the human body is located in the ear ossicles. They are found in the middle ear, and they are known as the 'stapes', the 'incus' and the 'malleus'. The human body has 206 bones in its skeleton.
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The stirrup.
Bones function to give the body strength, protection and form. There are 206 bones in the adult human. Some bones are large, such as the femur, or thighbone, to give support to the
Longest: Femur (thigh bone) about 20% of your height, in an adult male approx 14 - 20 inches. Shortest : Stirrup (in the ear) it is 0.25 to 0.33 cm long.
The femur, or thighbone, is the longest bone in the body. The average femur is 18 inches (45.72 centimeters) long. The longest bone ever recorded was 29.9 inches (75.95 centimeters)
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The stapes, in the middle ear, is the smallest and lightest bone of the human skeleton.
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