After birth, nearly all body parts are expected to grow and change all the way till they attain maturity. Aside from that normal assumption, human growth could be nothing closer to becoming larger and taller as some body parts show the contrary.
As an infant grows, he exhibits changes in tissue distribution and composition, this makes him grow larger and bigger all the way to adulthood. His head represents close to a quarter of its full length when mature. At adulthood, it represents one seventh.
The ossicular chain stands out to be the only body part that doesn't grow after birth till death. It comprises of three small bones and is found within the middle ear.
These bones also double as the lightest and smallest bones in the human body. Each of them is smaller when compared to rice grain. The stapes is the smallest and is only 2.8 millimeters or 0.11 inches long.
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