incubation

Definitions

General Science

Agriculture

  • noun the process of keeping eggs warm until the young birds come out, either by an adult bird sitting on them or by artificial means

Medical

  • noun the development of an infection inside the body before the symptoms of the disease appear
  • noun the keeping of an ill or premature baby in a controlled environment in an incubator
  • noun the process of culturing cells or microorganisms under controlled conditions
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