incubative stage

[ ĭnkyə-bā′tĭv, ĭng- ]

n.

The primary stage of certain infectious diseases during which prodromal symptoms appear.incubation period latent stage prodromal stage

Nearby words

  1. incrustation,
  2. incubate,
  3. incubation,
  4. incubation patch,
  5. incubation period,
  6. incubator,
  7. incubous,
  8. incubus,
  9. incudal,
  10. incudectomy


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