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in·sert

(in-sert'),
1. An additional length of base pairs in DNA that has been introduced into that DNA.
2. An additional length of bases that has been introduced into RNA.
3. An additional length of amino acyl residues that has been introduced into a protein.

insert

(in-sĕrt′, sense 1) (in′sĕrt″, sense 2) [L. inserere, to sow, plant in, implant]
1. To place or put within.
2. An object that is placed or put inside another.

insert

a segment of DNA that has been spliced into a cloning vector.
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42 mm and a 1-mm flange is inserted into the tympanostomy opening.
When the target area is free of blood and fluid, the MicroWick is inserted through the vent tube by placing its distal end into the round window niche (figures 3, 4).
In contrast to the eight movements involved in opening, inserting, closing and removing a flat newspaper, he says, a supported upright bundle of newspapers able to slip forward and backward within a stand can be inserted in only four movements, then removed as one bundle.
While his crew "sure couldn't save any time" working with 50-copy bunches, Turner says, working with half that number would have been manageable and prevented "having to go back and count" copies once they were inserted.
Thus, the gene for hepatitis B surface antigen was inserted into the vaccinia virus to create a hepatitis-fighting vaccine; the anti-herpes vaccinia was constructed with the gene for a herpes surface molecule called glycoprotein D; and the influenza-vaccinia recombinant vaccine contains the gene for influenza hemagglutinin.
Paoletti has already inserted three different foreign genes into a single vaccinia virus.