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Synonyms for center

a point or an area equidistant from all sides of something

a place of concentrated activity, influence, or importance

a point of origin from which ideas or influences, for example, originate

to direct toward a common center

at, in, near, or being the center

Synonyms for center

the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher

the object upon which interest and attention focuses

the middle of a military or naval formation

(basketball) the person who plays center on a basketball team

(football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback

a place where some particular activity is concentrated

(ice hockey) the person who plays center on a hockey team

the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering

mercantile establishment consisting of a carefully landscaped complex of shops representing leading merchandisers

the position on a hockey team of the player who participates in the face off at the beginning of the game

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(American football) the position of the player on the line of scrimmage who puts the ball in play

a position on a basketball team of the player who participates in the jump that starts the game

equally distant from the extremes

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of or belonging to neither the right nor the left politically or intellectually

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It's a secondary center of ossification that appears at ages 10-12 years and fuses at ages 14-18.
Harris discussed was Iselin's disease, which is a secondary center of ossification at the site of insertion of the peroneal tendon at the base of the 5th metatarsal.
The center of ossification of the normal femoral head lies below the horizontal line and medial to the vertical line; in cases of luxation, this center may be above and lateral.
Fujioko says that the center of ossification in digits I, II, and III seems to be in a proximal-distal sequence, but the sequence of ossification in phalanges in digit IV is 1, 4, 5, 2, and 3 [12].
It seems that the proximal center of tibia is the only secondary and real center of ossification in long bones that probably exists in all birds (Figure 5).
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