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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Insertion  \In*ser"tion\,  n.  [L.  insertio:  cf  F.  insertion.  See 
  {Insert}.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  insertion 
  n  :  the  act  of  putting  one  thing  into  another  [syn:  {introduction}, 
  {intromission}] 




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