[in-kruh-stey-shuh n] /ˌɪn krʌˈsteɪ ʃən/
an or being .
a crust or coat of anything on the surface of a body; covering, coating, or scale.
the inlaying or addition of enriching materials on or to a surface or an object.
the enriching materials inlaid on or added to a surface or an object.
also encrustation, 1640s, from Late Latin incrustationem (nominative incrustatio) “a covering with crust,” noun of action from past participle stem of incrustare.
incrustation in·crust·a·tion (ĭn’krŭ-stā’shən)
[in-kyuh-beyt, ing-] /ˈɪn kyəˌbeɪt, ˈɪŋ-/ verb (used with object), incubated, incubating. 1. to sit upon (eggs) for the purpose of hatching. 2. to hatch (eggs), as by sitting upon them or by artificial heat. 3. to maintain at a favorable temperature and in other conditions promoting development, as cultures of bacteria or prematurely born infants. […]
[in-kyuh-bey-shuh n, ing-] /ˌɪn kyəˈbeɪ ʃən, ˌɪŋ-/ noun 1. the act or process of . 2. the state of being . 3. . n. 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” […]
noun 1. 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.
noun, Pathology. 1. the period between infection and the appearance of signs of a disease. noun 1. (med) the time between exposure to an infectious disease and the appearance of the first signs or symptoms Sometimes shortened to incubation incubation period n. The amount of time it takes for symptoms of a disease to appear […]