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.
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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.
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At the fetal developmental stage, the epiphysis of the femoral condyle is composed of cartilaginous tissue that is characterized by zone-specific cellular phenotypes and still lacks the secondary center of ossification (Figure 2(a)).
An apophysis is a secondary center of ossification that contributes to the peripheral prominences around bones, such as around the ankles, elbows, pelvis, and knees: "the bumps, so to speak," said Dr.
"It's a secondary center of ossification that appears at ages 10-12 years and fuses at ages 14-18." Telltale signs are tenderness with or without swelling at the tibial tubercle that worsens with running, jumping, or impact activities.
In the case of the calcaneus, a secondary center of ossification typically appears in girls by age 6, and in boys by age 8.