Skeletal System This information will help you find out how the skeletal system supports, protects and maintains our bodies.
Names of Bones
Each bone has a special name. We usually say their common names like the kneecap, shin bone, collarbone, etc... Let's learn the scientific names that a nurse, doctor or scientist might use. The chart below provides both the common name and the real name of different bones in our body. Below you will find a diagram of the skeleton. You can use the diagram to locate many of the bones in your body.
After you have taken a few minutes to study the scientific names of some of your bones you can try a quiz to see how many you remember.
Common Name Scientific Name skull cranium jawbone mandible collarbone clavicle shoulder blade scapula breast bone sternum funny bone humerus spine vertebrae hips pelvis wrist carpals hip pelvis thigh bone femur kneecap patella shin bone tibia ankle tarsals