Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A technique for growing plants without soil or hydroponic media. The plants are held above a system that constantly mists the roots with nutrient-laden water.

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  • noun The growing of plants without either soil or hydroponics but in a mist-laden atmosphere.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[aero– + (hydro)ponics.]

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From Ancient Greek ἀήρ (“air”) + Ancient Greek πονος (ponos, “work, labour”).

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  • Science of growing plants in the absence of soil while suspended in the air; Essential nutrients and water are periodically sprayed on the roots to provide moisture and sustenance.

    May 1, 2010