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An outdated term for an aversion, or a lack of desire, to work: Sam tried to avoid working as much as possible, saying he was sick, had a slight headache, or had a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!
Freedom from pain. Considered obsolete.
Relieving pain or fatigue.
aquaponics (pl) (used as a singular) (noun)
Another term for hydroponics or the cultivation of plants in a nutrient solution (water) rather than in soil.
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.
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.
Someone who is a specialist in hydroponics; that is, growing plants without soil, in beds of sand, gravel, or similar supporting material flooded with nutrient solutions.
hydroponics, hydroponic, hydroponically
1. The process of growing plants without soil, in beds of sand, gravel, or similar supporting material flooded with nutrient solutions.
2. The growing of plants in a nutrient liquid with or without gravel or another supporting medium.
The building or garden in which hydroponics is produced.
hydroponist, hydroponicist
One who practices hydroponics.
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
1. A system of therapy in which misdirected neurophysiologic reactions are made perceptible (as by the oscilloscope, electromyograph, etc.) and used as a guide in recognizing and correcting such undesirable responses (dysponesis).
2. A technique of training which is dependent on the perception of errors by the observation of physiological parameters; such as, biofeedback training.
Waste matter produced by exertion; fatigue poison.

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.