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Bones in the Human Body

How many of the bones in the human body can you name?
Note: Since the body is symmetrical --- "left" and "right" are not necessary.
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Last updated: April 11, 2012
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Cranial
frontal
Cranial (2)
parietal
Cranial (2)
temporal
Cranial
occipital
Cranial
sphenoid
Cranial
ethmoid
Facial
mandible
Facial (2)
maxilla
Facial (2)
palatine
Facial (2)
zygomatic
Facial (2)
nasal
Facial (2)
lacrimal
Facial
vomer
Facial (2)
inferior nasal conchae
Middle ears (2)
malleus
Middle ears (2)
incus
Middle ears (2)
stapes
Throat
hyoid
Shoulder (2)
scapula
Shoulder (2)
clavicle
Thorax
sternum
Thorax (24)
ribs
Backbone (7)
cervical bones
Backbone (12)
thoracic vertebrae
Backbone (5)
lumbar
Arms (2)
humerus
Arms (2)
radius
Arms (2)
ulna
Wrists (2)
scaphoid
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Wrists (2)
lunate
Wrists (2)
triquetrum
Wrists (2)
pisiform
Wrists (2)
trapezium
Wrists (2)
trapezoid
Wrists (2)
capitate
Wrists (2)
hamate
Hands (10)
metacarpal
Hands (10)
proximal phalanges
Hands (8)
intermediate phalanges
Hands (10)
distal phalanges
Pelvis
sacrum
Pelvis
coccyx
Pelvis
os coxae
Legs (2)
femur
Legs (2)
patella
Legs (2)
tibia
Legs (2)
fibula
Ankles/feet (2)
calcaneus
Ankles/feet (2)
talus
Ankles/feet (2)
navicular bone
Ankles/feet (2)
medial cuneiform
Ankles/feet (2)
intermediate cuneiform
Ankles/feet (2)
lateral cuneiform
Ankles/feet (2)
cuboid
Ankles/feet (10)
metatarsal
Ankles/feet (10)
proximal phalanges
Ankles/feet (8)
intermediate phalanges
Ankles/feet (10)
distal phalanges
33 Comments
+3
Level 77
Apr 10, 2012
Spelling killed me on this one
+2
Level 69
Apr 10, 2012
gimme a (bone) break
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Level 69
Apr 10, 2012
Regina Phalange
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Level 77
Apr 10, 2012
Why, for the bones of the ear, do you accept hammer and anvil but not stirrup? They go together like Moe, Larry and Curly!!
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Level 40
Apr 10, 2012
Agreed, you should accept stirrup for stapes if you're going to accept the others.

Also coxa for os coxae

Fun quiz though!

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Level 48
May 11, 2014
As a Mariners fan, I should have gotten hamate.
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Level 77
Jul 4, 2014
Yeah I know those fingers were called something like "phalanxes". Would never have gotten distal etc though. Why are the 5 lowest ones of the spine called just "lumbar" wouldn't those be vertebrae or bones or something as well? Lumbar is just the adjective, I thought.. Some other answers sound like adjectives rather than nouns as well.
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Level 70
Nov 30, 2014
The Coccyx is the final segment of the vertebral column in humans and should be listed under backbone or vertebrae not pelvis (I know because I don't have a coccyx)
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Level 75
Aug 8, 2018
I wish I could say that. I broke mine over 40 years ago and it still causes me pain.
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Level 83
Jun 30, 2022
Sacrum should be included with the vertebrae as well
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Level 29
Mar 7, 2015
why doesn't costal work for ribs? :(
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Level 65
Mar 9, 2015
Cerebral Vertebrae, Thoracic Vertebrae, Lumbar Vertebrae?
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Level 51
Dec 12, 2016
CERVICAL, thoracic and lumbar vertebrae (not cerebral, that relates to the brain!)
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Level 21
Mar 29, 2016
what ever happened to the phalanges
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Level 84
Sep 18, 2016
Good thing I'm not a doctor. I'd be getting sued like crazy.
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Level 65
Apr 15, 2017
Ilium, ischium, and pubis should definitely be on here.

Also, please accept "middle" as well as "intermediate" for phalanges and cuneiform. I am a physician and, at least in the US, this is how they are much more commonly referred to.

Finally, please accept the singular "phalanx" as well as the plural "phalanges". There are two knee caps, but I didn't have to type patellae (plural form of patella), for example -- shouldn't therefore have to type plural phalanges either.

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Level 21
Nov 4, 2017
Could you accept Latin names for the bones? I spent most of my time figuring out the English names from the Latin words, such as "mandible" from "mandibula".
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Level 47
Jan 23, 2018
great quiz, but could you update inferior nasal concha and os coxa? They don't have to be plural. Also would accept "middle" for the phalanges and the cuneiforms.
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Level 51
Aug 8, 2018
If you accept plurals for one answer you can't reject plurals for other answers. If phalanges are OK, then carpals and metacarpals need to be correct too.
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Level 78
Aug 30, 2018
And vice versa. As you accept "rib" and "metatarsal", so you should also accept "phalanx".
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Level 44
May 26, 2021
But wouldn't you type carpal anyway before typing carpals?
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Level 71
Aug 27, 2018
why not rib?
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Level 70
Jan 4, 2019
28/58 not great, not bad. I got the phalanges but nothing else that scored under 10%
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Level 65
Dec 17, 2021
triquetrum is filled in when I type either cuboid cuneiform or calcaneus.
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Level 81
Jan 13, 2022
Accept middle phalanges for intermediate?
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Level 83
Jun 30, 2022
Os coxae is overly technical and seems to be the only example when this style of nomenclature is the only accepted answer. "Coxal" should be accepted.

Agree with other commenter regarding "middle" for cuneiform and phalanges - this is how they're commonly referred to in textbooks at least at the college level.

Also the inconsistency with plural/singular.

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Level 89
Jul 7, 2022
We’ll I learnt a whole load of new stuff today!

Brilliant quiz, thanks

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Level 81
Jul 12, 2022
Great quiz, but you have to accept rib in the singular. There are plenty of others that are accepted in the singular even though there are more than one of them in the body.

I think I'll learn these one day.

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Level 60
Dec 1, 2022
Please accept "coxa"
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Level 60
Dec 16, 2022
Gotta give me credit for trying “fourth finger middle bone”. Also that dog bone that I swallowed two months ago and have no idea where it went.
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Level 60
Dec 16, 2022
*thalidomide would like to know your location*
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Level 68
Feb 27, 2023
Can you add "medial phalanges" for intermediate phalanges?
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Level 68
Mar 21, 2023
I am terrible at science, however, what about teeth? And your funny bone and why is skull not a bone