primary ossification center

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primary ossification center

the first site where bone begins to form in the shaft of a long bone or in the body of an irregular bone.

pri·mar·y os·si·fi·ca·tion cen·ter

(prī'mar-ē os'i-fi-kā'shŭn sen'tĕr) [TA]
The first site of bone formation in the shaft of a long bone or the body of an irregular bone.
Synonym(s): primary center of ossification.
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The curtain rose on the ballet, which was one of those excellent specimens of the Italian school, admirably arranged and put on the stage by Henri, who has established for himself a great reputation throughout Italy for his taste and skill in the choregraphic art -- one of those masterly productions of grace, method, and elegance in which the whole corps de ballet, from the principal dancers to the humblest supernumerary, are all engaged on the stage at the same time; and a hundred and fifty persons may be seen exhibiting the same attitude, or elevating the same arm or leg with a simultaneous movement, that would lead you to suppose that but one mind, one act of volition, influenced the moving mass -- the ballet was called "Poliska.

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