Vivarium definition

vī-vârē-əm
A place, such as an enclosure or facility, used for keeping living animals for observation or research.
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An enclosed indoor place for keeping and studying terrestrial animals.
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A place artificially arranged for keeping or raising living animals.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
vivarium
Plural:
vivaria, vivariums

Origin of vivarium

  • Latin vīvārium from neuter of vīvārius of living creatures from vīvus alive vivify

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin vīvārium.

    From Wiktionary