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insertion

Noun

1 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" [syn: interpolation]
2 the act of putting one thing into another [syn: introduction, intromission]

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English

Noun

  1. the act of inserting, or something inserted
  2. the point of attachment of a muscle to a bone
  3. the addition of a nucleotide to a chromosome by mutation

Extensive Definition

Insertion may mean:

See also

insertion in French: Insertion

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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