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Meaning of INSERTION

Pronunciation:  in'surshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of putting one thing into another
  2. [n]  a message (spoken or written) that is introduced or inserted; "with the help of his friend's interpolations his story was eventually told"; "with many insertions in the margins"

INSERTION is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: interpolation, introduction, intromission
 See Also: blood transfusion, cannulation, cannulisation, cannulization, canulation, canulisation, canulization, content, enclosing, enclosure, envelopment, inclosure, injection, instillation, instillment, instilment, intubation, message, movement, perfusion, subject matter, substance, transfusion



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*ser"tion\, n. [L. insertio: cf. F. insertion. See
1. The act of inserting; as, the insertion of scions in
   stocks; the insertion of words or passages in writings.

2. The condition or mode of being inserted or attached; as,
   the insertion of stamens in a calyx.

3. That which is set in or inserted, especially a narrow
   strip of embroidered lace, muslin, or cambric.

4. (Anat.) The point or part by which a muscle or tendon is
   attached to the part to be moved; -- in contradistinction
   to its origin.

{Epigynous insertion} (Bot.), the insertion of stamens upon
   the ovary.

{Hypogynous insertion} (Bot.), insertion beneath the ovary.

 Definition: A chromosome abnormality in which a piece of DNA is incorporated into a gene and thereby disrupts the gene's normal function.
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