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 for Epigynous insertion
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Insertion \In*ser"tion\, n. [L. insertio: cf. F. insertion. See
     Insert.]
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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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