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n. pl. vi·var·i·ums or vi·var·i·a (-ē-ə)
A place, such as an enclosure or facility, used for keeping living animals for observation or research.

[Latin vīvārium, from neuter of vīvārius, of living creatures, from vīvus, alive; see vivify.]


n, pl -iums or -ia (-ɪə)
(Zoology) a place where live animals are kept under natural conditions for study, research, etc
[C16: from Latin: enclosure where live fish or game are kept, from vīvus alive]


(vaɪˈvɛər i əm, vɪ-)

n., pl. -var•i•ums, -var•i•a (-ˈvɛər i ə)
a place, as a laboratory, where live animals or plants are kept under conditions simulating their natural environment, as for research.
[1590–1600; < Latin vīvārium=vīv(us) living (see vital) + -ārium -ary]


an enclosed environment, as a glass container, in which plants or animals are raised under conditions that approximate their natural habitat. Also vivary.
See also: Animals


 a place or enclosure where living animals, especially fish, are kept, 1600.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vivarium - an indoor enclosure for keeping and raising living animals and plants and observing them under natural conditionsvivarium - an indoor enclosure for keeping and raising living animals and plants and observing them under natural conditions
aquarium, fish tank, marine museum - a tank or pool or bowl filled with water for keeping live fish and underwater animals
enclosure - a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose
terrarium - a vivarium in which selected living plants are kept and observed


[vɪˈvɛərɪəm] N (vivariums or vivaria (pl)) [vɪˈvɛərɪə]vivero m


nVivarium nt
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