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vi·var·i·um

 (vī-vâr′ē-əm)
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.]
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vivarium

(vaɪˈvɛərɪəm)
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]
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vi•var•i•um

(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]
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vivarium

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

 a place or enclosure where living animals, especially fish, are kept, 1600.
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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
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Translations

vivarium

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

nVivarium nt
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It was removed by the girl's uncle and taken to a friend nearby who owns a vivarium, much to the relief of the father of the family, who is scared of snakes.
Summary: It's tempting to imagine that "Vivarium," Lorcan Finnegan's sci-fi escapade, arose from a joke, maybe stewed in the 2008 financial crisis.
Featuring an ABSL-2 vivarium and lab housing an infectious suite and quarantine facilities, the new site has significant lab space dedicated to storing cryo-preserved cells and tissue, including the world's largest commercially available collection of patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models.
Mispro Biotech Services has expanded its services into the Massachusetts biotechnology supercluster with its on-site vivarium services solution, Mispro Insource.
"However, once settled, she was happy to come out of her vivarium and have a wriggle around."
At the top of the 10-floor lab tower is a vivarium. The building also contains a four modality imaging core in the lower level, as well as a nano-medicine and synthetic chemistry suite on the first floor.
Under NIAID's Division of Intramural Research animal care program, Charles River will manage and provide staffing for NIAID's on-site vivarium and related research model operations.
On closer inspection he realised it was a vivarium with an old shoebox inside - and coiled up in the box was the large snake.
"Clyde had managed to force his way out of the viv (vivarium) we just thought he was in the attic somewhere, we weren't aware that there was any way he could get out because the attic is all boarded up."
"Snakes need a temperate country to survive in and even in a domestic environment, they are normally provided with the vivarium which will be warm and lit."