incubation patch


noun

a highly vascular, featherless area developed on the abdomen of certain brooding birds that is in direct contact with eggs during incubation and provides additional warmth.

Nearby words

  1. incroyable,
  2. incrust,
  3. incrustation,
  4. incubate,
  5. incubation,
  6. incubation period,
  7. incubative stage,
  8. incubator,
  9. incubous,
  10. incubus

Origin of incubation patch

First recorded in 1950–55

Also called brood patch.

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