skeleto-, skelet-, skele-
(Greek > Latin: dried up, withered, mummy; the bony and some of the cartilaginous framework of the body of animals; including humans)
"The axial skeleton comprises the skull, spine, ribs, and the sternum (breastbone) and together they represent a total of 80 bones; 29 in the skull, 26 in the spine, and 25 in the chest."
"The appendicular skeleton consists of the two limb girdles (the shoulder and the pelvis) and their attached limb bones."
"Also, the appendicular skeleton includes 126 bones, 64 in the shoulders and upper limbs and 62 in the pelvis and lower limbs (legs, feet, toes)."
"There are two bones in each shoulder, the clavicle (collarbone) and scapula (shoulder blade), three in each arm; the humerus (upper arm bone) and the radius and the ulna (forearm bones); eight carpals in each wrist; five metacarpals in each palm; and fourteen phalanges in the digits of each hand (two in each thumb and three in each finger)."
"The individual bones of the skeleton are connected by three types of joints, which differ in the amount of mobility they permit through the various planes and ranges of movement."
2. In higher vertebrates, the bones derived from the branchial arches, which include the maxilla, mandible, maleus, incus, stapes, hyoid bone, and cartilages of the larynx.