incubator

Definitions

General Science

Agriculture

  • noun a special unit providing artificial heat used to hatch eggs. Incubators are available as small trays, or as large rooms for large-scale producers.

Medical

  • noun an apparatus for growing bacterial cultures
  • noun an enclosed container in which a premature baby can be kept, within which conditions such as temperature and oxygen levels can be controlled
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