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Medical Term:

incubator

Pronunciation: in'kyu-ba'tor

Definition:

  1. A container in which controlled environmental conditions may be maintained; for culturing microorganisms.
  2. An apparatus for maintaining an infant (usually premature) in an environment of proper oxygenation, humidity, and temperature.
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