Definition of aeroponics in English:

aeroponics

Line breaks: aero|pon¦ics
Pronunciation: /ˌɛːrə(ʊ)ˈpɒnɪks
 
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noun

[treated as singular]
  • A plant-cultivation technique in which the roots hang suspended in the air while nutrient solution is delivered to them in the form of a fine mist.
    More example sentences
    • Plant have been grown for 7 d either in hydroponics or in aeroponics.
    • To obtain roots with an exodermis, seedlings were grown in a mist culture (aeroponics) using the same nutrient solution.
    • Roots were from plants grown in aeroponics for 31-40 d.

Derivatives

aeroponic

adjective

aeroponically

adverb

Origin

1950s: blend of aero- and hydroponics.

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