Definitions for vivariumvaɪˈvɛər i əm, vɪ-; -ˈvɛər i ə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vivarium(noun)

    an indoor enclosure for keeping and raising living animals and plants and observing them under natural conditions

Wiktionary

  1. vivarium(Noun)

    A place artificially arranged for keeping or raising living animals.

  2. Origin: From vivarium.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vivarium(noun)

    a place artificially arranged for keeping or raising living animals, as a park, a pond, an aquarium, a warren, etc

  2. Origin: [L., fr. vivarius belonging to living creatures, fr. vivus alive, living. See Vivid.]

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  1. Vivarium

    A vivarium is an area, usually enclosed, for keeping and raising animals or plants for observation or research. Often, a portion of the ecosystem for a particular species is simulated on a smaller scale, with controls for environmental conditions. A vivarium may be small enough to sit on a desk or table, such as a terrarium or an aquarium, or may be a very large structure, possibly outdoors. Large vivaria, particularly those holding organisms capable of flight, typically include some sort of a dual-door mechanism such as a sally port for entry and exit, so that the outer door can be closed to prevent escape before the inner door is opened.


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