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The longest bone in the body is the…

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The longest bone in the body is the…

A. humerus

B. femur

C. scapula

D. tibia




The human skeleton is made up of bones of various sizes and shapes coupled together by joints… now the longest bone in the body should be the thigh bone which runs from the hip to the knee, while the shortest is called the stapes and can be found in the middle ear.

Now for the right answer to the above question:

  1. Option A is incorrect; this is because the humerus runs from your shoulder to your elbow.
  2. Option B is correct; the femur runs from the hip, through the thigh to the knee.
  3. Scapula is the shortest among the options, it runs from your shoulder to your neck. C is incorrect
  4. Actually, D is incorrect too; because the tibia runs from your knee to the ankle (foot).


You may please note that

  • The femur is also the strongest bone in the human body.
  • The stapes is the shortest bone in the body and is located in the middle ear.

you may use the questions and answers session to deal further on this topic…

/ culled from 2018 JAMB-UTME biology question 10 /

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