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[ in-sek-ter-ee ]
/ ˈɪn sɛkˌtɛr i /

noun, plural in·sec·tar·ies.

a laboratory for the study of live insects, their life histories, effects on plants, reaction to insecticides, etc.

Nearby words

inseam, insect, insect wax, insecta, insectarium, insectary, insecticide, insecticides, insectifuge, insectile, insectivora

Origin of insectary

1885–90; variant of insectarium; see -ary Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for insectary

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

    Journal of Entomology and Zoology, March 1917|Various
  • Insectary: a place or building where insects are bred and studied.