Insertion

Definition of Insertion

In`ser´tion
n.1.
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, 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.
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.

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