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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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2] Most of these ossification centers mutually fuse, but approximately 2% of them remain dissociated.
Thus, in the present study, two different piglet age groups were designed to explore the effects on the trial methods of different ratios of ossification center and epiphyseal cartilage.
During this phase, there are two ossification centers in the posteroinferior part of the nasal septum; they are located between the nasal septal cartilage medially and the nasopalatine nerves laterally.
The nucleus takes on an appearance with a multiple granular pattern, with an ossification center made up of multiple independent nuclei that grow and finally coalesce to form only one (9); on average, around 5 years of age (5).
Ossification of membranous bones progresses along radially trabecular deposition from the ossification center (Ohtsuki 1977), as seen in Figure 5a, and is followed by deposition of secondary trabeculae that progressivelly close the spaces, as in Figure 5b.
This condition was described as early as 1863, when Gruber noted the presence of an os acromiale with fibrocartilaginous union of the anterior acromial ossification centers in three out of 100 cadaveric specimens (in a review by Kurtz and colleagues (2)).
Ultrasound evaluation of the distal femoral ephiphyseal ossification center as a screening test for intrauterine growth retardation.
The vertebral ring apophysis appears as a secondary ossification center at approximately 10 years of age.
The anterior ossification center is termed the pre-acromion, the middle is the meso-acromion, and the posterior is the meta-acromion.
Several anatomical variations in the developing elbow can be mistaken for fractures but are actually normal: apparent angulation of the radial neck, a wedge-shaped radial head, late-ossifying medial epicondyle physis, capitellar physis that's wider at the back end, and a widely separated ossification center at the olecranon.
The axillary lateral view provides a perpendicular view of the shoulder joint, permitting visualization of an unsuspected posterior dislocation, fracture or an abnormal acromial ossification center.
A shell-like ossification center over the tip of the CP is present until epiphyseal fusion at 18-25 years of age [15].
The entire capitellar ossification center is fragmented with sclerosis and alternating rarefaction.