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incubation

[‚iŋ·kyə′bā·shən]
(chemistry)
Maintenance of chemical mixtures at specified temperatures for varying time periods to study chemical reactions, such as enzyme activity.
(medicine)
The phase of an infectious disease process between infection by the pathogen and appearance of symptoms.
(vertebrate zoology)
The act or process of brooding.
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Their prominence in the story may reflect al-Tabari's own interests, for he wrote an (unfinished) treatise on dream interpretation and was a strong believer in the validity of incubatory dreams.
We also provide various incubatory and support services to venture companies.
A pelagic larva (lecithotrophic or planktotrophic), can remain in the water column for weeks, thus favoring its dispersion, in contrast with the direct mode of development where the individuals hatch from maternal incubatory structures as crawling juveniles (Collin 2001) thus remaining close to their sites of generation.
Larvae of the incubatory oyster Tiostrea chilensis (Bivalvia, Ostreidae) in the plankton of central and southern New Zealand.
The non-marsupial demibranchs are not separated, but in the marsupial demibranchs, cyclic changes in the structures of the inner-demibranchs of the gills appear, with the depletion of ripe eggs during incubatory periods and the production of mature and ripe eggs during nonincubatory periods.