From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Insertion \In*ser"tion\, n. [L. insertio: cf. F. insertion. See
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   1. The act of inserting; as, the insertion of scions in
      stocks; the insertion of words or passages in writings.
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   2. The condition or mode of being inserted or attached; as,
      the insertion of stamens in a calyx.
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   3. That which is set in or inserted, such as a word or
      passage in a composition, or a narrow strip of embroidered
      lace, muslin, or cambric; as, there were numerous
      insertions and corrections to the first draft.
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   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.
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   Epigynous insertion (Bot.), the insertion of stamens upon
      the ovary.

   Hypogynous insertion (Bot.), insertion beneath the ovary.
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