Which is the Smallest Bone in the Human Body?

By Shiwani Kumari|Updated : June 27th, 2022

The smallest bone in the human body is the stapes or stirrup bone in the middle ear. It looks like a bell. Stapes are also known as the “stirrup bone”. It is found in the middle ear and its size is 3mm × 2.5mm. The middle ear consists of three bones i.e Malleus, stapes, and Incus.

Why is Stapes the Smallest Bone?

Stape is called the smallest bone because it is connected with the oval window by its annular ligament and its shape is in stirrup which is why it is also called a Stirrup in Latin.

smallest bone in human body is stapes

Summary 

Which is the Smallest Bone in Human Body?

Stapes is the smallest bone in the human body with a size of 3mm × 2.5mm. It is bell-shaped and is connected to the oval window through an annular ligament.

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