traction epiphysis

n.

A secondary center of ossification forming at the attachment site of a tendon.

Nearby words

  1. traction,
  2. traction alopecia,
  3. traction control,
  4. traction diverticulum,
  5. traction engine,
  6. traction load,
  7. tractive,
  8. tractive effort,
  9. tractive force,
  10. tractor


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