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Vital center (9 letter answer)

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The answer HEARTBEAT is rarely seen, appearing only about once every 2400 puzzles.

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HEARTBEAT as a noun:

1. (pulse, pulsation, heartbeat, beat) = the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart; "he could feel the beat of her heart"
2. (blink of an eye, flash, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, split second, trice, twinkling, wink, New York minute) = a very short time (as the time it takes the eye blink or the heart to beat); "if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"
3. an animating or vital unifying force; "New York is the commercial heartbeat of America"