insertion

noun

in·​ser·​tion in-ˈsər-shən How to pronounce insertion (audio)
1
: something that is inserted: such 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
2
a
: the act or process of inserting
b
: the mutational process producing a genetic insertion
insertional adjective

Examples of insertion in a Sentence

Treatment may include the insertion of a tube in his ear. The report contains a number of insertions.
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Word History

First Known Use

1539, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of insertion was in 1539

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Cite this Entry

“Insertion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/insertion. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

insertion

noun
in·​ser·​tion in-ˈsər-shən How to pronounce insertion (audio)
1
: the act or process of inserting
2
a
: something inserted
b
: the part of a muscle that is attached to a part to be moved
3
: the mode or place of attachment of an organ or part

Medical Definition

insertion

noun
in·​ser·​tion in-ˈsər-shən How to pronounce insertion (audio)
1
: the part of a muscle by which it is attached to the part to be moved compare origin sense 2
2
: the mode or place of attachment of an organ or part
3
a
: a section of genetic material inserted into an existing gene sequence
b
: the mutational process producing a genetic insertion
insertional adjective

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