-arium (s), -aria (pl)

(Greek > Latin: a suffix; a place for; abounding in or connected with something; a place containing or related to that which is specified by the root)

leprosarium (s) (noun); leprosariums, leprosaria (pl)
A hospital or colony for the treatment and isolation of patients who have an infectious disease of the skin, nervous system, and mucous membranes that is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae: "The leprosarium is a special hospital for the treatment of patients with leprosy; especially, those who need expert care."

"For thousands of years leprosy was one of the world's most feared communicable diseases because the nerve and skin damage usually resulted in terrible disfigurement and disability; however, now leprosy can normally be cured, particularly if treatment starts early in a leprosarium."

lunarium (s) (noun); lunaria, lunariums (pl)
An instrument representing the phases and motions of the moon: "The astronomer often used a lunarium during his lectures to illustrate the various aspects of the moon."
miliarium (s) (noun) miliaria (pl)
A massive cylindrical mile stone, over six feet in height and weighing two or more tons: "The miliaria were erected every 1,000 paces, or Roman mile, on all Roman roads after 123 B.C."

"The miliarium generally gave the distance from the town where the road originated, the name and titles of the emperor under whose auspices the road was built, sometimes the names of those who built it [Legio III Augusta build this road], and sometimes the date when it was finished."

"In addition, the miliarium generally specified whether the road was repaired (ristituit) or built at the emperor's own expense (pecunia sua) and whether it was a gravel road (via glarea) or a paved road (via stata)."

"Thousands of miliaria have been removed from the roads; many are found to have been used in building houses, churches, and foundations, while a few of the others have been moved to museums."

"In addition to milestones or miliaria, there were the itineraria to guide tourists, military commanders and commercial travelers over the Roman roads. The itineraria were schematic maps with symbols to indicate such geographical features as mountains, rivers, and lakes, as well as way-stops, official night quarters (mansiones), military bases (castra praetoriana), and post-houses, (mutationes) where horses were kept for use. The itineraria also gave the distances between points on the road."

The Roads that Led to Rome; Victor W. Von Hagen;
published by The World Publishing Company;
Cleveland and New York; 1967; page 20.
ophidiarium, ophidarium (s) (noun); ophidiaria, ophidariums (pl)
A place where snakes are kept; a snake house: "The local ophidiarium had a large selection of reptiles for people to see."
panarium (s) (noun), panaria (pl)
A basket used for storing or carrying bread: "The bakery used several panaria to transport bread to various retail outlets."
planetarium (s) (noun); planetariums, planetaria (pl)
A building usually with a domed ceiling onto which movable images of the stars, planets, and other objects seen in the night sky are projected for an audience: "The planetarium showed various models of the solar system which were showing how the planets revolve around the Sun."
ranarium (s) (noun), ranaria (pl)
A place, or places, for raising frogs or where they are kept: "Another interesting place to see other aspects of nature is the local ranarium."
renarium (s) (noun), renaria, renariums (pl)
Misspellings of ranarium and ranaria.
rhinarium (s) (noun); rhinariums, rhinaria (pl)
1. The space between the anterior edge of the nose and the lip: Hank was very proud to be growing a luxuriant mustache on his rhinarium.
2. In mammals, the extremity of the nose; especially, when hairless and habitually moist: Brenda's cat often nudges her with its rhinarium when it wants attention.
3. The area of hairless skin surrounding the nostrils in some animals: Mary's dog got in a fight with a porcupine and had some spines stuck into his rhinarium which caused a great deal of pain.
salivarium (s) (noun), salivaria (pl)
A spittoon; especially, one genteelly disguised with a lid, ornamental casing, etc.: "There was an elegant salivarium in the corner of the fumarium or smoking room at the large hotel."
Information is located at Chemical Element: samarium.
sanitarium (s) (noun); sanitariums, sanitaria (pl)
An institution that treats chronic diseases, and provides supervised recuperation and convalescence for patients: "After the doctor diagnosed Harry's lung condition, he uncle was admitted to the local sanitarium for additional treatment."
seminarium (s) (noun); seminariums, seminaria (pl)
A nursery where plants are taken care of: "There is a large seminarium down the street from Alisa where she buys her garden plants in the spring."
solarium (s) (noun); solariums, solaria (pl)
1. A room or porch exposed by the sun: "Karl enjoys sitting in his solarium in the morning while he is eating his breakfast and reading the newspaper."
2. A room designed for solar therapy or heliotherapy which is a medical treatment using the sun's rays: "One of the treatments which Shareen's uncle received during his stay at the sanitarium was a daily visit to the solarium where he could sit comfortably in the warm sunshine."
3. A day, or recreational room in a hospital or medical setting for patients that is often used as a waiting area for families or visitors: "When Josh and his family visited his uncle at the sanatorium, they usually waited for him in the sunny solarium there were also many beautiful plants."
spoliarium (s) (noun); spoliariums, spoliaria (pl)
A chamber beneath the Roman arena, where bodies of dead gladiators, and other dead bodies, were dragged and later disposed of by burial or whatever was decided by Roman officials: "Historically, spoliariums were ancient Roman places where slaves dragged the bodies of dead gladiators from the arena for later disposal or burial."