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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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luteus showed gradual decrease in absorbance capacity for Cr(IV) metal concentrations with increase in incubatory period i.
As a whole, this article serves to whet the appetite of those interested in agribusiness and Agricenter International's incubatory environment.
And so, as a close friend and contemporary of Paul Celan's during that heady, exciting incubatory post-World War II period in Bucharest (see my article "We Will Be Back and Up to Drown at Home: Notes on Celan," Parnassus 14 (1988): 108-129; also my talk at the Paris Colloquium commemorating 25 years since his suicide), I felt that the time was long overdue to break that silence.
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.
Larvae of the incubatory oyster Tiostrea ehilensis (Bivalvia: Ostreidae) in the plankton of central and southern New Zealand.
The positive allometric growth of the abdominal width for the females was observed and is likely due to reproductive advantages forming the incubatory chamber.
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.