incubate

[ in-kyuh-beyt, ing- ]
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There are also American cuckoos that build their own nest and incubate their own eggs.

Incubate the cultivations and examine carefully from day to day.

Pour plates from the agar tubes; label, and incubate at 37° C.

Earwigs lay their eggs, and then incubate them after the manner of the hen.

These are covered with sand or leaves, and left for the sun to incubate.

She would accept but eight eggs, and was left to incubate in peace.

There it remains, to allow the germs to incubate, for four or five days.

The female builds the nest almost unassisted and appears, likewise to incubate and brood the young.

Insects, fishes, and reptiles lay eggs, and there are several rare species of mammals that lay eggs and incubate them.

Turkeys and geese will often begin to incubate after having laid about the number of eggs that they could cover.

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