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An incubator is anything that performs or facilitates various forms of incubation, and may refer to:

Biology and medicine[edit]

  • Incubator (culture), a device used to grow and maintain microbiological cultures or cell cultures
  • Incubator (egg), a device for maintaining the eggs of birds or reptiles to allow them to hatch
  • Incubator (neonatal), a device used to care for premature babies in a neonatal intensive-care unit

Arts and entertainment[edit]

Other uses[edit]

  • Business incubator, a company that helps new and startup companies to develop by providing services such as management training or office space
  • Apache Incubator, a gateway for open source projects under the Apache Software Foundation
  • Wikimedia Incubator, a wiki project hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation

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