incubation


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
CEO Ignite Yusuf Hussain said, National Incubation Centers (NIC) aim to present an opportunity for startups that seek to solve meaningful problems with the help of academia.
Therefore, the current study was conducted to investigate the effect of complement LED lighting during chicken's eggs incubation on hatchability and hatch chick performance.
Lower temperatures (17-18 degrees Celsius) result in longer incubation period thereby leading to decreased virus transmission.
3,658 institutions of which 1719 were academic which included both government and non government competed to host the incubation centre.
This study is centered to see the effect of the incubation period on ALP enzyme activity at 37[degrees]C.
The incubation centres will provide specialised services for sectors including agriculture, medicine and pharma, along with information technology.
The National Incubation Center will provide state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities to foster economic growth through innovation and wealth creation.
The process of mutual fund incubation begins when fund families internally launch small funds with low levels of total net assets.
The levels of barium, phosphorus and strontium were found to increase whereas those of calcium and magnesium - to decrease during the incubation period.
In a previous study, we reported that patients who died of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) coronavirus infection had a shorter incubation period compared with infected patients who survived (9).
Historically, two sessions of 20% topical ALA and blue light PDT have yielded actinic keratosis cure rates of 78%-89%, but only with ALA incubation times of 14-18 hours, said Dr.