What is the smallest bone in the body called?

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THE HUMAN QUESTION #1353

What is the smallest bone in the body called?

The stirrup

Explanation

The human skeleton is made up of 206 bones, joined together by joints. The stirrup (or stapes) is the smallest bone in the body. It is one of the three bones of the middle ear, leading the sound from the ear drum in the inner ear. The other two bones are called hammer (or malleus), and incus (or anvil).

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