: something that is inserted: as
a : the part of a muscle that inserts
b : the mode or place of attachment of an organ or part
c : embroidery or needlework inserted as ornament between two pieces of fabric
d : a section of genetic material that is inserted into an existing gene sequence
a : the act or process of inserting
b : the mutational process producing a genetic insertion
— in·ser·tion·al \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
Examples of INSERTION
- Treatment may include the insertion of a tube in his ear.
- The report contains a number of insertions.
First Known Use of INSERTION
in·ser·tion noun \in-ˈsər-shən\ (Medical Dictionary)
: the part of a muscle by which it is attached to the part to be moved—compare origin 2
: the mode or place of attachment of an organ or part
a : a section of genetic material inserted into an existing gene sequence b : the mutational process producing a genetic insertion
—in·ser·tion·al \-shnəl, -shən-əl\ adjective
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