What Part of the Body Doesn’t Grow?

The ossicular chain, which is made up of three little bones and is found in the middle ear, is the only portion of the human body that does not expand after birth. These are also the human body’s tiniest and lightest bones. Each bone is about the size of a grain of rice. The stapes is the smallest of the three, measuring only 2.8 millimetres (0.11 inch) in length.

These tiny bones, which are attached to the eardrum, work together to convey vibrations from sound waves to the fluid in the inner ear. All mammals have these in their middle ears. The malleus, or hammer, the incus, or anvil, and the stapes, or stirrup, are three bones called for objects they resemble.

The eyes do not grow from infancy, contrary to popular belief. The human eye, on the other hand, expands by around a third in size. The eyeball is 16 millimetres broad at birth, but it swells to 23 millimetres by the age of three. When a child reaches puberty, his or her eyes expand to about 24 millimetres in diameter.

Humans have approximately 300 bones when they are born. The adult human body, on the other hand, has just 206 bones since some bones fuse together during development.

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Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.

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