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Appendicular skeleton

The appendicular skeleton is the portion of the bony skeleton that includes and supports the limbs (the appendages). It includes the pectoral girdle and the bony pelvis, connected to the axial skeleton centrally and is composed of 126 bones in total. 

Appendicular bones form from cartilage, by the process of endochondral ossification.

Bones of the appendicular skeleton

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Section: Anatomy
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