nounpl. -·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 vīvārium from neuter of vīvārius of living creatures from vīvus alive ; see vivify .
(plural vivariums or vivaria)
From Latin vÄ«vÄrium.