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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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Chad Volkert, co-founder of Incubate Miami said: "We believe strongly in helping develop Miami's burgeoning startup community and hope to establish the area as a premier destination for technology throughout the Americas.
I was looking for Bustopher and found him sitting on the eggs, obviously trying to incubate them," she said.
The Test n' Toss disposable test tube rack allows a user to hold, transport, store, refrigerate, incubate and dispose of test tubes in one convenient unit.
Incubate or bust Bird eggs can catch infections through their shells, and parent birds start incubating their eggs as soon as possible to reduce that risk (164: 189).
Putnam, invests its own capital and that of its investors to facilitate transactions, provide growth capital, recapitalize businesses and incubate financial service businesses.
In 2002, NewMarket management set out to incubate emerging technologies and distribute returns on the incubated technologies in the form of shareholder dividends.
In 2002, management set out to incubate emerging technologies and distribute returns on the incubated technologies in the form of shareholder dividends.
The thermocycler was programmed to incubate for 1 h at 42 [degrees] C and then 35 cycles at 94 [degrees] C, 55 [degrees] C, and 72 [degrees] C.