Insertion
Chromosome abnormality due to insertion of a segment from one chromosome into another chromosome.
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1. A putting in. 2. The usually more distal attachment of a muscle to the more movable part of the skeleton, as distinguished from origin. 3. In dentistry, the intraoral placing of a dental prosthesis. 4. Intrusion of fragments of any size from molecular to cytogenetic into the normal genome. [L. insertio, a planting in, fr. insero, -sertus, to plant in]
- parasol i. SYN: velamentous i..
- velamentous i. a form of i. of the fetal blood vessel s into the placenta, in which the vessels separate before reaching the placenta and develop toward it in a fold of amnion, somewhat like the ribs of an open parasol. SYN: parasol i..

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in·ser·tion in-'sər-shən n
1) the part of a muscle by which it is attached to the part to be moved compare ORIGIN (2)
2) the mode or place of attachment of an organ or part
3 a) a section of genetic material inserted into an existing gene sequence
b) the mutational process producing a genetic insertion
in·ser·tion·al -shnəl, -shən-əl adj

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n.
(in anatomy) the point of attachment of a muscle (e.g. to a bone) that is relatively movable when the muscle contracts. Compare origin.

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in·ser·tion (in-surґshən) [L. inserere to join to] 1. the putting of one thing into something else or among other things. 2. a place of attachment, as of a muscle to the bone it moves. 3. in genetics, a rare nonreciprocal type of translocation involving three breaks in which a segment is removed from one chromosome and then inserted into a broken region of a nonhomologous chromosome. See illustration at aberration.

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  • insertion — [ ɛ̃sɛrsjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1535; bas lat. insertio 1 ♦ Action d insérer; son résultat. ⇒ introduction. Insertion d un feuillet dans un livre, d un plan dans un film (⇒ insertanglic.) , d une image télévisée dans une autre (⇒ incrustation) . Par ext.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • Insertion — may refer to: *Insertion (anatomy), the point of attachment of a tendon or ligament onto the skeleton or other part of the body *Insertion (genetics), the addition of DNA into a genetic sequence *Insertion loss, in electronics *Insertion sort, a… …   Wikipedia

  • insertion — I noun addendum, additament, addition, appendix, entry, extension, inclusion, inset, intercalation, interjection, interpolation, interpositio, introduction, parenthesis, penetration, plant, postscript, supplement, supplementation, transplantation …   Law dictionary

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  • Insertion — (v. lat. inserere einfügen ) steht für: Aufgeben eines Inserats, Ansatz einer Sehne an einem Knochen, siehe Ursprung und Ansatz Insertion (Genetik) Einbau von zusätzlichen Nukleotiden in die DNA bei der Genmutation Insertion (Chemie) Einbau eines …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • insertion — insertion. См. вставка. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Insertion — (lat., »Einfügung«), das Einrückenlassen in öffentliche Blätter (s. Inserieren); in der Botanik die Stelle, an der ein Pflanzenteil einem andern angefügt ist; in der Anatomie der Ansatz des Muskels an den zu bewegenden Körperteil …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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  • insertion — (n.) 1590s, act of putting in, from L.L. insertionem (nom. insertio), noun of action from pp. stem of inserere (see INSERT (Cf. insert)). Meaning that which is inserted attested from 1620s …   Etymology dictionary

  • insertion — ► NOUN 1) the action of inserting. 2) an amendment or addition inserted in a text. 3) each appearance of an advertisement in a newspaper or periodical. 4) an insert in a garment …   English terms dictionary

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