Appendicular skeleton

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File:Appendicular skeleton diagram.svg
Appendicular skeleton diagram

The appendicular skeleton, consisting of 126 bones, makes body movement possible and protects the organs of digestion, excretion, and reproduction. The word appendicular means referring to an appendage or anything attached to a major part of the body, such as the upper and lower extremities.

The appendicular skeleton has six major areas:

The appendicular skeleton and the axial skeleton together form the complete skeleton.