- 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
Examples from the Web for vivarium
Historical Examples of vivarium
It will look very different when it is in my vivarium, let me tell you.Digby Heathcote
Day after day it wanders about the vivarium in company with the assassins.
The pilgrim is well met; he will go to swell the contents of my vivarium.
The vivarium contains upwards of 430 living quadrupeds and birds.
The short conversation was interrupted by a loud roar which came from the vivarium, a place where the wild beasts were confined.The Martyr of the Catacombs
- a place where live animals are kept under natural conditions for study, research, etc
Word Origin for vivarium
c.1600, "game park," from Latin vivarium "enclosure for live game, park, warren, preserve, fish pond," neuter singular of vivarius, from vivus "alive, living" (see vivid). Meaning "glass bowl for studying living creatures" is from 1853.