intercalation

Insertion into a pre-existing structure; eg. (a) nucleotide sequences into DNA (or RNA), (b) molecules into structures such as membranes.

Intercalation

• (n.) The insertion of a day, or other portion of time, in a calendar. • (n.) The insertion or introduction of anything among others, as the insertion of a phrase, line, or verse in a metrical composition; specif. (Geol.), the intrusion of a bed or layer between other layers.
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Intercalation

[biochemistry] In biochemistry, intercalation is the insertion of molecules between the planar bases of DNA. This process is used as an method for analyzing DNA and it is also the basis of certain kinds of poisoning. There are several ways molecules (in this case, also known as ligands) can interact with DNA. Ligands may interact with DNA b...
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Intercalation

[chemistry] In chemistry, intercalation is the reversible inclusion or insertion of a molecule (or ion) into compounds with layered structures. Examples are found in graphite intercalation compounds. Many layered solids intercalate guest molecules. A famous example is the intercalation of potassium into graphite. Intercalation expands the v...
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Intercalation

[timekeeping] Intercalation is the insertion of a leap day, week or month into some calendar years to make the calendar follow the seasons or moon phases. Lunisolar calendars may require intercalations of both days and months. == Solar calendars == The solar or tropical year does not have a whole number of days (it is about 365.24 days), bu...
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Intercalation

[university administration] Intercalation, in the context of university administration, is a period when a student is officially suspended from studying for an academic degree. When a university or similar institution allows a student to intercalate, it is usually for one of the following reasons: ...
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Intercalation

In·ter`ca·la'tion noun [ Latin intercalatio : confer French intercalation .] 1. (Chron.) The insertion of a day, or other portion of time, in a calendar. 2. The insertion or introduction of anything among others, as the insertion of a phrase, line, or verse in a m...
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intercalation

incorporation of a foreign atom into some crystal lattice (usually in the interstitial spaces)
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intercalation

Insertion into a pre existing structure, for example (a) nucleotide sequences into DNA (or RNA), (b) molecules into structures such as membranes. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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intercalation

insertion of days or months into a calendar to bring it into line with the solar year (year of the seasons). One example is the periodic inclusion of ... [6 related articles]
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intercalation

intercalation Related 'together' units: com-; greg-; struct-. Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: 'internal organs, entrails, inside': ent-; enter-; fistul-; incret-; intra-; splanchn-; viscer-.
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intercalation

interpolation; insertion between others
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intercalation

The binding of a molecule between adjacent base pairs in DNA.
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Intercalation

The source of leap years, or the addition of an extra day or other period of time in order to reconcile the solar year with that of the calendar we use. This is necessary because the solar year contains approximately 365.25 days, making it necessary to add a full extra day to the calendar every four years. In the past, much longer periods of time w...
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Intercalation

This insertion of ions into the crystalline lattice of a host electrode without changing its crystal structure.
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intercalation

Type: Term Pronunciation: in-ter′kă-lā′shŭn Definitions: 1. The process of insertion between two other entities, insertion of a dye or drug between stacked bases in DNA.
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