aquaponics

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I. plural noun [treated as sing.]

1. a system of aquaculture in which the waste produced by farmed fish or other aquatic creatures supplies the nutrients for plants grown hydroponically, which in turn purify the water.

thanks to its automatic recirculating system, aquaponics does not require much monitoring or measuring.
II. derivatives

aquaponic
adjective


– origin 1930s (in the sense ‘hydroponics’): blend of aqua- and hydroponics.

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