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[in-sek-tair-ee-uh m] /ˌɪn sɛkˈtɛər i əm/
noun, plural insectariums, insectaria
[in-sek-tair-ee-uh] /ˌɪn sɛkˈtɛər i ə/ (Show IPA)
a place in which a collection of living insects is kept, as in a zoo.
Origin of insectarium
From New Latin, dating back to 1880-85; See origin at insect, -arium Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The average orchard seems better designed to be an insectarium for the cultivation of pests than for the growth of good fruit.

    England Frank Fox
British Dictionary definitions for insectarium


noun (pl) -tariums, -taria (-ˈtɛərɪə), -taries
a place where living insects are kept, bred, and studied
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