[ fyoo-muh-tawr-ee-uhm, -tohr- ]
/ ˌfyu məˈtɔr i əm, -ˈtoʊr- /
noun, plural fu·ma·to·ri·a [fyoo-muh-tawr-ee-uh, -tohr-]. /ˌfyu məˈtɔr i ə, -ˈtoʊr-/.
an airtight structure in which plants are fumigated to destroy fungi or insects.
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Origin of fumatorium
<New Latin, equivalent to Latin fūmā(re) to smoke (derivative of fūmus smoke) + -tōrium-tory2
Words nearby fumatorium
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British Dictionary definitions for fumatorium
/ (ˌfjuːməˈtɔːrɪəm) /
noun plural -riums or -ria (-rɪə)
an airtight chamber in which insects and fungi on organic matter or plants are destroyed by fumigationAlso called: fumatory
Word Origin for fumatorium
New Latin, from Latin fūmāre to smoke
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