Insertion
Insertion In*ser"tion, n. [L. insertio: cf. F. insertion. See {Insert}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of inserting; as, the insertion of scions in stocks; the insertion of words or passages in writings. [1913 Webster]

2. The condition or mode of being inserted or attached; as, the insertion of stamens in a calyx. [1913 Webster]

3. That which is set in or inserted, such as a word or passage in a composition, or a narrow strip of embroidered lace, muslin, or cambric; as, there were numerous insertions and corrections to the first draft. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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}. [1913 Webster]

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

{Hypogynous insertion} (Bot.), insertion beneath the ovary. [1913 Webster]


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  • insertion — I noun addendum, additament, addition, appendix, entry, extension, inclusion, inset, intercalation, interjection, interpolation, interpositio, introduction, parenthesis, penetration, plant, postscript, supplement, supplementation, transplantation …   Law dictionary

  • insertion — in‧ser‧tion [ɪnˈsɜːʆn ǁ ɜːr ] noun 1. [countable, uncountable] when you add something new to a piece of writing, or the words that you add: • What effect will the insertion of this clause have? 2. [countable] MARKETING another name for an insert …   Financial and business terms

  • Insertion — (v. lat. inserere einfügen ) steht für: Aufgeben eines Inserats, Ansatz einer Sehne an einem Knochen, siehe Ursprung und Ansatz Insertion (Genetik) Einbau von zusätzlichen Nukleotiden in die DNA bei der Genmutation Insertion (Chemie) Einbau eines …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • insertion — insertion. См. вставка. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Insertion — (lat., »Einfügung«), das Einrückenlassen in öffentliche Blätter (s. Inserieren); in der Botanik die Stelle, an der ein Pflanzenteil einem andern angefügt ist; in der Anatomie der Ansatz des Muskels an den zu bewegenden Körperteil …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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  • insertion — (n.) 1590s, act of putting in, from L.L. insertionem (nom. insertio), noun of action from pp. stem of inserere (see INSERT (Cf. insert)). Meaning that which is inserted attested from 1620s …   Etymology dictionary

  • insertion — ► NOUN 1) the action of inserting. 2) an amendment or addition inserted in a text. 3) each appearance of an advertisement in a newspaper or periodical. 4) an insert in a garment …   English terms dictionary

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