incubator: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (in'kyu-bā"tur, ing'-), [key]
- an apparatus in which eggs are hatched artificially.
- an enclosed apparatus in which prematurely born infants are kept in controlled conditions, as of temperature, for protection and care.
- an apparatus in which media inoculated with microorganisms are cultivated at a constant temperature.
- a person or thing that incubates.
- incubator (Thesaurus)