acarinarium

noun

ac·​a·​ri·​nar·​i·​um
-rəˈna(a)rēəm
plural acarinaria
-ēə
or acarinariums
-ēəmz
: a chamber of the body wall of insects (such as wasps) frequently infested by tiny nonparasitic mites

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Acarina + -arium

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acarinarium was in 1925

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“Acarinarium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acarinarium. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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