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The act or process of intromitting; introduction or admission.

[Medieval Latin intrōmissiō, intrōmissiōn-, usurpation, from Latin intrōmissus, past participle of intrōmittere, to intromit; see intromit.]

in′tro·mis′sive (-mĭs′ĭv) adj.
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a less common word for insertion, introduction
ˌintroˈmissive adj
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Noun1.intromission - the act of putting one thing into another
movement - the act of changing the location of something; "the movement of cargo onto the vessel"
cannulation, cannulisation, cannulization, canulation, canulisation, canulization, intubation - the insertion of a cannula or tube into a hollow body organ
instillation, instillment, instilment - the introduction of a liquid (by pouring or injection) drop by drop
enclosing, envelopment, inclosure, enclosure - the act of enclosing something inside something else
injection - the forceful insertion of a substance under pressure
blood transfusion, transfusion - the introduction of blood or blood plasma into a vein or artery
perfusion - pumping a liquid into an organ or tissue (especially by way of blood vessels)
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The state of being allowed entry:
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References in classic literature ?
For nature (as the physicians allege) having intended the superior anterior orifice only for the intromission of solids and liquids, and the inferior posterior for ejection, these artists ingeniously considering that in all diseases nature is forced out of her seat, therefore, to replace her in it, the body must be treated in a manner directly contrary, by interchanging the use of each orifice; forcing solids and liquids in at the anus, and making evacuations at the mouth.
By the terms of this, my uncle bound himself to satisfy Rankeillor as to his intromissions, and to pay me two clear thirds of the yearly income of Shaws.
We also suggest that the anatomy of the tubes likely rules out intromission, a form of reproduction that, although rare in Bivalvia, has been observed in the teredinid genera Bankia and Nausitora (Clapp, 1951 quoted in Turner, 1966; Hiroki et ah, 1994; Velasquez et al., 2011).
The latency to first intromission from a stimulus male was longer for VIN than VEH females (p = 0.02; [[eta].sub.p.sup.2] = 0.23; Figure 9F).
(37) As a counteract to the outflows, the state reached a peak in its intromission in the economic life of the country with the expropriation of the banking institutions and with the introduction of foreign exchange controls on September 1, 1982.
intromission. However, silk may also reduce female mobility, which could
Number of mounts (MO N): Each mounting attempt of male upon female was considered one mount, either successful intromission or not.
Following scholars such as Cynthia Hahn and Michael Camille, Root argues for the changing nature of the gaze from extramission, wherein the object is produced by the gaze, to intromission, wherein the image looks back, engaging the audience's response.
(ii) Intromission: this is the thrusting of the pelvic region of the male rat into pelvic region of the female followed by the penetration of the erect penis into the female's vagina.
Her argument depends on various medieval sources, including Augustine's three levels of vision, Peter of Limoges' sense of an individual's active will in seeing, and Robert Grosseteste's theories of light; and a useful discussion of intromission and extramission ends in a draw, whereby Young agrees with the work of Suzannah Biemoff on medieval vision theory that both mechanisms are considered to be operating.