Definition of aeroponics in English:

aeroponics

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.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Plants were cultivated for 8 d either in hydroponics or in aeroponics.’
    • ‘In the exodermis of sunflower, aliphatic suberin is more abundant (by a factor of 2-3) compared to maize roots grown in aeroponics.’
    • ‘For the plants grown in aeroponics, length of root systems and shoots was 390-720 mm and 340-440 mm, respectively (7th - 8th leaf emergence).’
    • ‘In roots grown under 'real' conditions, extrapolation from the measurements on roots grown in aeroponics and from other results indicated that this is not usually the case.’

Origin

1950s blend of aero- and hydroponics.

Pronunciation

aeroponics

/ˌɛːrə(ʊ)ˈpɒnɪks/