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[in-sek-tuh] /ɪnˈsɛk tə/

the class comprising the insects.


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    [in-sek-tair-ee-uh m] /ˌɪn sɛkˈtɛər i əm/ noun, plural insectariums, insectaria [in-sek-tair-ee-uh] /ˌɪn sɛkˈtɛər i ə/ (Show IPA) 1. a place in which a collection of living is kept, as in a zoo. /ˌɪnsɛkˈtɛərɪəm/ noun (pl) -tariums, -taria (-ˈtɛərɪə), -taries 1. a place where living insects are kept, bred, and studied

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    [in-sek-ter-ee] /ˈɪn sɛkˌtɛr i/ noun, plural insectaries. 1. a laboratory for the study of live insects, their life histories, effects on plants, reaction to insecticides, etc.

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    [in-sek-tuh-sahyd] /ɪnˈsɛk təˌsaɪd/ noun 1. a substance or preparation used for killing . 2. the act of killing . /ɪnˈsɛktɪˌsaɪd/ noun 1. a substance used to destroy insect pests n. “substance which kills insects,” 1865, from insect + -cide. insecticide in·sec·ti·cide (ĭn-sěk’tĭ-sīd’) n. A chemical substance that kills insects. in·sec’ti·cid’al (-sīd’l) adj. insecticide (ĭn-sěk’tĭ-sīd’) A […]

  • Insectifuge

    [in-sek-tuh-fyooj] /ɪnˈsɛk təˌfyudʒ/ noun 1. a substance or preparation for driving off .

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