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 (ĭn′sĕk′tə-rē, ĭn-sĕk′-) or in·sec·tar·i·um (ĭn′sĕk-târ′ē-əm)
n. pl. in·sec·tar·ies or in·sec·tar·i·a (-târ′ē-ə)
A place for keeping, breeding, or observing living insects.
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(ˌɪnsɛkˈtɛərɪəm) or


n, pl -tariums, -taria (-ˈtɛərɪə) or -taries
(Zoology) a place where living insects are kept, bred, and studied
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(ˌɪn sɛkˈtɛər i əm)

n., pl. -tar•i•ums, -tar•i•a (-ˈtɛər i ə)
a place in which a collection of living insects is kept, as in a zoo or laboratory.
[1880–85; see insect + -arium]
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