The newborn has no less than 270 bones, but the adult body
contains more than 206.
Constituting the skeleton
, bones are formed from connective tissue
Their main features protect organs and support all structures of the human body
. The bones are also involved in the manufacture of calcium as well as in the formation of blood
. Long bones, short bones and flat bones are the three major categories bones of the human body
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Latest update on August 20, 2014 at 05:48 AM by christelle.b.