Definitions for: Insertion

[n] the act of putting one thing into another
[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"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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

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