Origin of hydroponics
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Examples from the Web for hydroponics
If it wasn't for hydroponics and the Ag Culture controls, we'd be licked right now.This Crowded Earth
I guess you'd say that there were a lot of jobs in the aquariums and the hydroponics gardens.Captives of the Flame
Samuel R. Delany
All the sailors on the ship must have had hydroponics or its equivalent on the brain.Cue for Quiet
Thomas L. Sherred
To the left lay the hydroponics tanks, and to the right, the mutants' cubicles.Earth Alert!
Then we made a dash for hydroponics, toward the rear of the ship.Let'em Breathe Space
Lester del Rey
- (functioning as singular) a method of cultivating plants by growing them in gravel, etc, through which water containing dissolved inorganic nutrient salts is pumpedAlso called: aquiculture
C20: from hydro- + (geo) ponics
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Word Origin and History for hydroponics
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- The cultivation of plants in a nutrient-rich solution, rather than in soil, and under controlled conditions of light, temperature, and humidity. Also called aquaculture
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