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Medical Term:

ossification center

Definition

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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