Definition of aeroponics
: the growing of plants by suspending their roots in the air and spraying them with nutrient solutions Hydroponics allows us to grow plants in a water-and-nutrient solution, while aeroponics grows them in a nutrient-laden mist. — Dickson D. Despommier, New York Times, 24 Apr. 2009
aeroponic\¦er-ō-¦pä-nik\ play adjective Tomatoes take especially well to aeroponic growing. — Johnathan L. Wright, Reno Gazette-Journal, 20 Aug. 2008 aeroponic technology
aeroponically\¦er-ō-¦pä-ni-k(ə-)lē\ play adverb Fog can actually carry dissolved nutrients for growing plants aeroponically, suspended in the air, with their clean roots dangling in the fog. — Marshall Ingwerson, Christian Science Monitor, 1 Mar. 1985
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