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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Inside a terrarium, however, the humidity should be adequate.
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After an hour or more in the experimental terrarium they seemed somewhat debilitated.
On May 10 a terrarium with several adults was placed in dilute sunshine beside a window in an unheated room.
In this condition, placed in a terrarium with a mixed group of breeding adults, his social status was of unusual interest.
A spider placed in the terrarium usually aroused one or more skinks to animated pursuit, as soon as it moved.
After rapid nibbling it would drop the tail, and leaving it temporarily would explore the terrarium.
British Dictionary definitions for terrarium
an enclosure for keeping small land animals
a glass container, often a globe, in which plants are grown
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