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The human skeleton can be broken up into two separate categories: the axial skeleton and the appendicular skeleton.[1] The appendicular skeleton consists of 126 bones of the limbs, the pelvic girdle and the shoulder girdle.[2] The word appendicular refers to an appendage or anything attached to a major part of the body, such as the upper and lower extremities. [3]

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  1. various (n.d.). Divisions of the Skeletal System. Skeletal Retrieved on 2008-09-29.
  2. unk. (n.d.). Appendicular Skeleton. Retrieved on 2008-10-01.
  3. varied (n.d.). Appendicular Skeleton. Wikipedia. Retrieved on 2008-10-01.