Definitions for vivariumvaɪˈvɛər i əm, vɪ-; -ˈvɛər i ə
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vi•var•i•umvaɪˈvɛər i əm, vɪ-; -ˈvɛər i ə(n.)(pl.)-var•i•ums, -var•i•a
a place, as a laboratory, where live animals or plants are kept under conditions simulating their natural environment, as for research.
Origin of vivarium:
1590–1600; < L vīvārium=vīv(us) living (see vital ) +-ārium -ary
an indoor enclosure for keeping and raising living animals and plants and observing them under natural conditions
A place artificially arranged for keeping or raising living animals.
Origin: From vivarium.
a place artificially arranged for keeping or raising living animals, as a park, a pond, an aquarium, a warren, etc