Are there bones in your ear?
The middle ear contains three tiny bones known as the ossicles: malleus, incus, and stapes. The ossicles were given their Latin names for their distinctive shapes; they are also referred to as the hammer, anvil, and stirrup, respectively.
The stapes is the third bone of the three ossicles in the middle ear. The stapes is a stirrup-shaped bone, and the smallest in the human body. It rests on the oval window, to which it is connected by an annular ligament.
- Your leg bones are the longest and strongest bones in your body. When you stand or walk, all the weight of your upper body rests on them. Each leg is made up of four bones. The three long bones are your femur, your tibia and your fibula.
- Ligaments - a tough band of tissue that holds the ends of bones together at a joint Joints - where two or more bones meet together Tendons - cords of connective tissue that attach muscle to bone Muscles and tendons attach to bones on either side of a joint, holding the bone(s) together tightly In the human body, there
- The only difference between a male and female human skeleton model is that the female has a more rounded pelvis, but in fact there are many subtle differences between male and female skeletons. As anyone who s taken a basic biology class knows, males and females have different chromosomes that determine gender.
Updated: 2nd October 2019