incubate

Incubate

  1. A bird sit on eggs in order to keep them warm and bring them to hatching

     When most birds incubate eggs, the femailes often produce high levels of prolactin, a hormone involved in parental behavior.

  2. Aid the development of a small business

     The new government's entrepreneurial training program provided an exceptional base for incubating new start-up companies.

  3. (In a laboratory ) keep (eggs, bacteria, embryos, etc) at a suitable temperature so that they can develop

     The embryos are incubated in the laboratory for about two to four days and then transferred to the femail partner's uterus.

 

Incubation period

   1.The period over which eggs, cells. etc are incubated.

      Measles has an incubation period for a couple of weeks.

definition: 
(Of a bird) sit on (eggs) in order to keep them warm and bring them to hatching;keep (eggs, cells, bacteria, embryos, etc.) at a suitable temperature so that they develop:
sentence: 
When most birds incubate eggs, the femailes often produce high levels of prolactin, a hormone involved in parental behavior.
The embryos are incubated in the laboratory for about two to four days and then transferred to the femail partner's uterus.
difficulty: 
easy
toefl frequency: 
2
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