vivarium

[ vahy-vair-ee-uh m, vi- ]
/ vaɪˈvɛər i əm, vɪ- /
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noun, plural vi·var·i·ums, vi·var·i·a [vahy-vair-ee-uh, vi-] /vaɪˈvɛər i ə, vɪ-/.

a place, such as a laboratory, where live animals or plants are kept under conditions simulating their natural environment, as for research.

Origin of vivarium

1590–1600; < Latin vīvārium, equivalent to vīv(us) living (see vital) + -ārium -ary
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vivarium

/ (vaɪˈvɛərɪəm) /

noun plural -iums or -ia (-ɪə)

a place where live animals are kept under natural conditions for study, research, etc

Word Origin for vivarium

C16: from Latin: enclosure where live fish or game are kept, from vīvus alive
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