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secondary ossification center

 

Definition: center of bone formation appearing later than the punctum ossificationis primarium, usually in epiphysis.

Synonym(s): centrum ossificationis secundariumTA, punctum ossificationis secundarium, secondary center of ossification, secondary point of ossification

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