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Medical Term:

ossification center


the site of earliest bone formation via accumulation of osteoblasts within connective tissue (membranous ossification) or of earliest destruction of cartilage before onset of ossification (endochondral ossification).

Synonym(s): centrum ossificationisTA, center of ossification, ossific center, point of ossification, punctum ossificationis

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