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vivarium

[ vahy-vair-ee-uhm, vi- ]
/ va瑟藞v蓻蓹r i 蓹m, v瑟- /
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noun, plural vi路var路i路ums, vi路var路i路a [vahy-vair-ee-uh, vi-]. /va瑟藞v蓻蓹r i 蓹, v瑟-/.
a place, such as a laboratory, where live animals or plants are kept under conditions simulating their natural environment, as for research.

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Origin of vivarium

1590鈥1600; <Latin v墨v膩rium, equivalent to v墨v(us) living (see vital) + -膩rium-ary
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British Dictionary definitions for vivarium

vivarium
/ (va瑟藞v蓻蓹r瑟蓹m) /

noun plural -iums or -ia (-瑟蓹)
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 v墨vus alive
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