What is incubation and gestation?
Incubation, the maintenance of uniform conditions of temperature and humidity to ensure the development of eggs or, under laboratory conditions, of certain experimental organisms, especially bacteria. … It also is the time between the infection of an animal by a disease organism and the first appearance of symptoms.
Gestation period: Fetal development period from the time of conception until birth. For humans, the full gestation period is normally 9 months. The word “gestation” comes from the Latin “gestare” meaning “to carry or to bear.”