-arium

a suffix occurring in loanwords from Latin, which often denote a location or receptacle (armarium; caldarium; solarium; vivarium). It has limited productivity in English, esp. in words denoting an artificial environment for plants or animals, on the model of vivarium or herbarium: aquarium; insectarium; terrarium. Cf. -ary.
[ < L -arium; see -ARY]

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Universalium. 2010.

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