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Related to hydroponics: Aquaponics
n. (used with a sing. verb)
Cultivation of plants in nutrient solution rather than in soil.
[hydro- + (geo)ponics.]
hy′dro·pon′i·cist (-ĭ-sĭst), hy′dro·pon′ist (hī′drə-pŏn′ĭst, hī-drŏp′ə-hĭst) n.
(Agriculture) (functioning as singular) a method of cultivating plants by growing them in gravel, etc, through which water containing dissolved inorganic nutrient salts is pumped. Also called: aquiculture
[C20: from hydro- + (geo)ponics]
hy•dro•pon•ics(ˌhaɪ drəˈpɒn ɪks)
(used with a sing. v.) the cultivation of plants by placing the roots in liquid nutrient solutions rather than in soil; soilless growth of plants.
hy•drop•o•nist (haɪˈdrɒp ə nɪst) hy`dro•pon′i•cist, n.
The growing of plants in water supplied with nutrients rather than in soil.
the science of growing plants in specially prepared solutions instead of in soil. Cf. aquapontics. — hydroponic, adj.See also: Plants
A method of growing plants in inert granules irrigated by a solution of nutrients.
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|Noun||1.||hydroponics - a technique of growing plants (without soil) in water containing dissolved nutrients|
drip culture - a hydroponic method of growing plants by allowing nutrient solutions to drip slowly onto an inert medium in which the plants are growing