insertion

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insert +‎ -ion

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ɪnˈsɝʃən/
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insertion (countable and uncountable, plural insertions)

  1. The act of inserting, or something inserted.
  2. (anatomy) The distal end of attachment of a muscle to a bone that will be moved by the muscle.
  3. (genetics) The addition of a nucleotide to a chromosome by mutation.
  4. With a nuclear bomb, the process of going from subcritical to prompt critical.

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin īnsertiō.

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insertion f (plural insertions)

  1. insertion

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