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aquaponics

[ak-wuh-pon-iks ah-kwuh‐] /ˌæk wəˈpɒn ɪks ˌɑ kwə‐/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
a farming system that circulates wastewater from animal aquaculture to hydroponically cultivated plants, whereby the plants draw nutrients from the waste and filter the water, allowing for its recycled use by the aquatic animals.
Origin of aquaponics
1980-1985
First recorded in 1980-85; aqua- + (geo)ponics
Related forms
aquaponic, adjective
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