Origin of incubation
Examples from the Web for incubation
And Sherriff and baby Agnes had passed the 21 days incubation period, proving they had not contracted Ebola.
Of course, there are real rules to Ebola, and they have to do with incubation periods, bodily fluids, and other scientific facts.Liberian Pastors Blame Ebola on Gays, The Right Blames Obama|Jay Michaelson|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Given the incubation period of the virus, we should know by the end of the week.
Most cases of Ebola occur after a brief one- to three-day incubation period.Two Americans Have Now Been Diagnosed With Ebola in Record Outbreak|Kent Sepkowitz|July 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Usually they will be dried so that they can be moved on the afternoon of the 28th day of incubation.Ducks and Geese|Harry M. Lamon
Among birds the parental instinct increases as incubation proceeds.Glimpses of Indian Birds|Douglas Dewar
After incubation has commenced the males remain in separate packs during summer, and take no share in domestic duties.Wild Spain (Espaa agreste)|Abel Chapman
She now immediately enters upon the process of incubation, and after twelve days of close sitting, brings forth her tender brood.Nests and Eggs of Birds of The United States|Thomas G. Gentry
In 1956, three fertile eggs, from clutches that were at different stages of incubation, were immersed in water for 48 hours.
Word Origin and History for incubation
1610s, "brooding," from Latin incubationem (nominative incubatio) "a laying upon eggs," noun of action from past participle stem of incubare "to hatch," literally "to lie on, rest on," from in- "on" (see in- (2)) + cubare "to lie" (see cubicle). The literal sense of "sitting on eggs to hatch them" first recorded in English 1640s.