[ tuh-rair-ee-uhm ]
/ təˈrɛər i əm /
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noun, plural ter·rar·i·ums, ter·rar·i·a [tuh-rair-ee-uh]. /təˈrɛər i ə/.
a vivarium for land animals (distinguished from aquarium).
a glass container, chiefly or wholly enclosed, for growing and displaying plants.
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How to use terrarium in a sentence
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Some of those obtained were kept under observation in terraria where their behavior was studied.
Evidently normal room temperatures were maintained in the laboratory where the terraria were kept.
The females occasionally left their nests, especially in late afternoon, to wander about the terraria, and to bask in sunlight.
Wasps (Polistes) placed in terraria were avoided, as were carabid beetles and reduviid bugs.
Small snakes such as Diadophis, Carphophis, and Storeria placed in terraria with the skinks evoked no strong reaction.
British Dictionary definitions for terrarium
/ (tɛˈrɛərɪəm) /
noun plural -rariums or -raria (-ˈrɛərɪə)
an enclosure for keeping small land animals
a glass container, often a globe, in which plants are grown
Word Origin for terrarium
C19: New Latin, from Latin terra earth
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