vivarium

noun
vi·var·i·um | \ vī-ˈver-ē-əm \
plural vivaria\vī-ˈver-ē-ə \ or vivariums

Definition of vivarium 

: a terrarium used especially for small animals

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The center will also include an outdoor classroom leading into the university’s Glen Arboretum, as well as a rain garden for stormwater control, a planetarium, observatory, rooftop greenhouse, museum and vivarium. Jim Joyner, baltimoresun.com, "Towson University marks start of $180M project for new Science Complex on York Road," 16 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of vivarium

1853, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vivarium

Latin, park, preserve, from vivus alive — more at quick entry 1

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The first known use of vivarium was in 1853

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vivarium

noun
vi·var·i·um | \ vī-ˈvar-ē-əm, -ˈver- \
plural -ia\-ē-ə \ or vivariums

Medical Definition of vivarium 

: an enclosure for keeping or raising and observing animals especially for laboratory research

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