Period, incubation
In medicine, the time from the moment of exposure to an infectious agent until signs and symptoms of the disease appear. For example, the incubation period of chickenpox is 14-16 days. In biology, the incubation period is the time needed for any particular process of development to take place. For example, the length of time for turtle eggs to hatch is the incubation period.

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  • Period of incubation — Incubation In cu*ba tion, n. [L. incubatio: cf. F. incubation.] [1913 Webster] 1. A sitting on eggs for the purpose of hatching young; a brooding on, or keeping warm, (eggs) to develop the life within, by any process. Ray. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Incubation — In cu*ba tion, n. [L. incubatio: cf. F. incubation.] [1913 Webster] 1. A sitting on eggs for the purpose of hatching young; a brooding on, or keeping warm, (eggs) to develop the life within, by any process. Ray. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incubation period — incubation period. См. инкубационный период. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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  • incubation — incubational, incubatory /in kyeuh beuh tawr ee, tohr ee, ing /, adj. /in kyeuh bay sheuhn, ing /, n. 1. the act or process of incubating. 2. the state of being incubated. 3. See incubation period. [1605 15; < L incubation (s. of incubatio). See… …   Universalium

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