Point of ossification

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point of ossification --> centre of ossification

(Science: orthopaedics, physiology) The site of earliest bone formation via accumulation of osteoblasts within connective tissue (membranous ossification) or of earliest destruction of cartilage prior to onset of ossification (endochondral ossification).

Synonym: punctum ossificationis, ossific centre, point of ossification.