pl. -·iums or -·ia
an enclosed indoor place for keeping and studying terrestrial animals
Origin of vivariumClassical Latin ; from vivarius, concerning living creatures ; from vivere, to live: see bio-
nounpl. vi·var·i·ums or vi·var·i·a
A place, such as an enclosure or facility, used for keeping living animals for observation or research.
Origin of vivariumLatin v&imacron;varium, from neuter of v&imacron;varius, of living creatures, from v&imacron;vus, alive; see vivify.
(plural vivariums or vivaria)
From Latin vÄ«vÄrium.