[in-sur-tid] /ɪnˈsɜr tɪd/
Botany. (especially of the parts of a flower) attached to or growing out of some part.
Anatomy. having an insertion, as a muscle, tendon, or ligament; attached, as the end of a muscle that moves a bone.
[verb in-surt; noun in-surt] /verb ɪnˈsɜrt; noun ˈɪn sɜrt/
verb (used with object)
to put or place in:
to insert a key in a lock.
to introduce or cause to be introduced into the body of something:
to insert an extra paragraph in an article.
something or to be .
an extra leaf or section, printed independently, for binding or tipping into a book or periodical, especially a leaf or section consisting of an illustration or advertisement printed on different paper.
any small picture, device, etc., surrounded partly or completely by body type.
a paper, circular, etc., placed within the folds of a newspaper or the leaves of a book, periodical, etc.
Movies, Television. a cut-in.
(anatomy) (of a muscle) attached to the bone that it moves
(botany) (of parts of a plant) growing from another part, as stamens from the corolla
verb (transitive) (ɪnˈsɜːt)
to put in or between; introduce
to introduce, as into text, such as a newspaper; interpolate
another word for cut in (sense 6)
“to set in, put or place in,” 1520s, from insert, past participle of Middle English inseren “to set in place, to graft, to introduce (into the mind)” (late 14c.), from Latin inserere “to put in, implant,” from in- “in” (see in- (2)) + serere “join together” (see series). Related: Inserted; inserting. The noun meaning “something inserted” is from 1893.
[in-sur-shuh n] /ɪnˈsɜr ʃən/ noun 1. the act of inserting: the insertion of a coin in a vending machine. 2. something inserted: an insertion in the middle of a paragraph. 3. Botany, Zoology. 4. lace, embroidery, or the like, to be sewn at each edge between parts of other material. 5. Aerospace. (def 6). /ɪnˈsɜːʃən/ […]
- Insertional mutagenesis
insertional mutagenesis in·ser·tion·al mutagenesis (ĭn-sûr’shə-nəl) n. Mutation caused by the insertion of new genetic material into a normal gene.
- Insertion element
noun 1. (genetics) a section of DNA that is capable of becoming inserted into another chromosome See transposon
- Insertion point
noun in a computer graphics program, the point where the next character(s) typed will appear on the display Examples The insertion point is often indicated by a blinking vertical line.