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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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Halimeda opuntia (Lamouroux 1816), Cladophora catenata (Kutzing 1843), Caulerpa sertularioides (Howe 1905) y Rhizoclonium riparium (Harvey 1849), e incluso parches de corales.
We looked for and collected vascular plants, macroalgae, Chara and Cladophora, and the aquatic bryophyte, Amblystegium riparium, following standard methods used in the 1960s surveys.
11) Petrosiphon adhaerens Howe (7,8,27) M c,e Rhizoclonium riparium (Roth) Harv.
Weed Bioagent Kind of Reporting bioagent country Chondrilla Puccina Rust Australia juncea chondrillina Cyperus Bactra Shoot boring India, rotundus verutana moth Pakistan, USA Eupatorium Entyloma Plant USA riparium compositarum pathogen Hydrilla Hydrellia Shoot fly USA verticillata pakistanae Orobanche Sclerotinia Plant USA cernua sp.
For the waste water remediation purpose Lemna minor, Elodea canadensis, and Leptodictyum riparium were also considered as good candidates (Basile et al.
Efecto de la salinidad en la capacidad de bioacumulacion de plomo en el alga verde Rhizoclonium riparium (Roth) Harvey (Chlorophyceae, Cladophorales).
1 (56) 42 Aulacomnium palustre 14 (29) 2 (32) 30 Leptodictyum riparium 21 (43) 0.