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

Definition of aeroponics in English:

plural 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.
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.




1950s: blend of aero- and hydroponics.

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