What is the largest foramen in the human skeleton?

Answer According to the Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary, the largest foramen--a small opening or perforation--is found near the hip bone. Specifically, the obturator foramen is the located between the ... Read More »

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What is the largest bone in the human skeleton?

The human leg is made up of four bones--the femur, tibia, fibula and patella. The femur or thighbone comprises the largest and strongest bone in the body. One end of the femur fits into the hip soc... Read More »

How much does a human skeleton weigh?

The skeleton of a 160-pound man weighs about 30 pounds. Skeletal weight differs for a young child, a woman and extremes in height. The average human skull weighs 2.2 pounds. As a whole, the skeleto... Read More »

How many ribs does a human skeleton have?

Twenty-four bones arranged in twelve pairs comprise the human ribcage, according to Minnesota State University at Mankato. The first seven pairs of ribs down the ribcage are the "true ribs." The ne... Read More »

How many joints are in the human skeleton?

There are 360 joints in the human skeleton. They fall into six categories. Joints are categorized as ball and socket joints, condyloid joints, gliding joints, hinge joints, pivot joints and saddle ... Read More »