in·​sec·​ta·​ry | \ ˈin-ˌsek-tə-rē How to pronounce insectary (audio) , in-ˈsek- \
plural insectaries

Definition of insectary

: a place for the keeping or rearing of living insects

Examples of insectary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At an insectary at UC Irvine, Dr. Anthony James has created mosquitoes that can pass on malaria resistance to some of their offspring. NBC News, "This Gene-Editing Breakthrough Could Change Life on Earth," 15 June 2017

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First Known Use of insectary

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Insectary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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