pono-, pon-, -ponic, -ponics +

(Greek: toil, labor, work hard, fatigue; exertion; also, suffering, pain)

aeroponics (s) (noun) (no pl)
A technique for growing (cultivating) plants without them being in soil or in hydroponic (water) media; aeroculture: The method of aeroponics consists of plants being held above a system that constantly, or intermittently, mists the roots with nutrient-laden water.
aphilopony (s) (noun), aphiloponyies (pl)
An outdated term for an aversion, or a lack of desire, to work: Sam tried to avoid working as much as possible, saying he was sick, had a slight headache, or had a doctor's appointment, so his boss thought that Sam was afflicted with aphilopony and decided to fire him!
aponia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Outdated, freedom from pain; painlessness: Aponia is the omission of or deliverance from suffering thought to be a condition of devine tranquility.
aponic (adjective) (not comparable)
Descriptive of the absence of pain or fatigue: After undergoing hours of childbirth, or labor pains, Jenny finally gave birth to her daughter and an aponic condition freed her from her suffering and gave her much energy!
aquaponics (s) (noun) (no pl)
The cultivation of plants in a nutrient solution (water) rather than in soil; hydroponics: Mr. Wood used a system of aquaponics, in which his plants flourished in wastewater from fish tanks that provided the nutrition needed for his plants.
dysponesis (s) (noun) (no pl)
A reversible physiopathologic state consisting of unnoticed, misdirected neurophysiologic reactions to various agents (environmental events, bodily sensations, emotions, and thoughts) and the repercussions of these reactions throughout the organism: Jack was nervous, and while he was explaining his proposal to the chairman, he underwent a condition of dysponesis in which his arms and hands were stiff and cold.
geoponic (adjective) (not comparable)
Of or relating to agriculture: Jim was interested in geoponic farming, especially in the tillage of the ground for growing his vegetables.
geoponics (s) (noun) (no pl)
The study of cultivating the earth; the science of agriculture: Tom wanted to have a farm and grow vegetables, so he decided to study geoponics first at the college in his town.
hydroponic (adjective) (not comparable)
Referring to the cultivation of plants by the method of using a mineral nutrient solution in water with the omission of earth: Jane wanted to try out the hydroponic system in her little greenhouse because she wanted to avoid using soil.
hydroponically (adverb) (not comparable)
Concerning how the cultivation or growing of plants is pursued by the use of a nutrient solution and without soil: Susan decided to try out a hydroponically growning method in her glasshouse without having to buy soil. .
hydroponicist, hydroponist (s) (noun), hydroponicists; hydroponists (pl)
Someone who is a specialist in hydroponics, that means growing plants without soil, in beds of sand, gravel, or similar supporting material flooded with nutrient solutions: Mr Green was a hydroponicist who was a specialist in the cultivation of plants in a nutritious water mixture instead of in soil.
hydroponics (s) (noun) (no pl)
The process of growing plants without soil: Hydroponics can take place in beds of sand, gravel, or similar supporting material flooded with nutrient solutions.

Hydroponics can also refer to the cultivation of plants in a nutrient liquid with or without gravel or another supporting medium.

hydroponicum (s) (noun) (no pl)
The building or garden, or farm in which plants are cultivated without the use of soil: Jill was interested in growing flowers and wanted to have a hydroponicum next to her house for growing them just by using a nutritional water mixture.
philopony (s) (noun) (no pl)
A fondness for work: Peter had a strong work ethic and a predisposition to do the best in his job and put forth an effort to achieve his objectives. His employer said that he was lucky to have such an employee who had a good amount of philopony!
ponesiatrics, effort training (s) (noun) (no pl)
A system of therapy in which misdirected neurophysiologic reactions are made perceptible (as by the oscilloscope, electromyograph, etc.): Ponesiatrics is used as a guide in recognizing and correcting such undesirable responses (dysponesis).

PÜonesiatrics is a technique of training which is dependent on the perception of errors by the observation of physiological parameters, such as biofeedback training.

Cross references related to "work, toil" word families: argo-; ergasio-; ergo-; labor-; oper-; urg-.

Cross references related to "pain, hurt; suffering, injury" word families: -agra; algesi-; algo-; angina-; dolor-; Masochism; noci-; odyno-; poen-; Sadism.