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How many bones does a new born child have?

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How many bones does a new born child have?
posted Mar 13, 2017 by Biswajit Charan

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It is composed of 270 bones at birth – this total decreases to 206 bones by adulthood after some bones have fused together. The bone mass in the skeleton reaches maximum density around age 30.

Credit: http://www.etmc.org/trivia/many-bones-human-body/

However some other source claims to be ~300 bones at the time of birth.

answer Mar 13, 2017 by Salil Agrawal
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