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noun, plural in·sec·tar·ies.
  1. a laboratory for the study of live insects, their life histories, effects on plants, reaction to insecticides, etc.
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Origin of insectary

1885–90; variant of insectarium; see -ary
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Historical Examples of insectary

  • Insectary: a place or building where insects are bred and studied.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith

  • The length of the egg stage was found to vary considerably even in the insectary, due no doubt largely to the weather conditions.