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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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By interpreting some of the major global and local trends and understanding their impact on industries and companies, we will incubate new businesses, forge partnerships and make investments across sectors.
However, if you're going to incubate eggs produced by your flock, or if you've obtained eggs from a source that didn't sanitize them, you can avoid potential health and viability problems with a sanitizing rinse.
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Unlike most frogs, most of the Sri Lankan specimens lay eggs that incubate on land until the fully formed froglets hatch, entirely skipping the aquatic tadpole stage.
The National Business Centre (NBC) recently signed two agreements to incubate Al Dhaw Sustainability Energy Company and Salikon for Knowledge Company.
Keeper Luke Millar said: "Unfortunately, the parents decided not to build a nest or incubate the eggs, so we stepped in and rescued one and are hopeful of hand rearing it.
If you already have a laying flock and one of your hens becomes broody, she can incubate her own eggs, or you can place fertile eggs obtained elsewhere in her nest, and she will do her best to hatch them.
In fact, dad gulps his mate's eggs to protect and incubate them, using heat from his mouth to help eggs develop.