secondary ossification center

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secondary ossification center

[TA]
center of bone formation appearing later than the punctum ossificationis primarium, usually in epiphysis.

sec·on·dar·y os·si·fi·ca·tion cen·ter

(sek'ŏn-dar-ē os'i-fi-kā'shŭn sen'tĕr) [TA]
Center of bone formation that appears later than the primary ossification center, usually in an epiphysis.
Synonym(s): secondary center of ossification.