pycnogonid

noun
pyc·​no·​go·​nid | \ pik-ˈnä-gə-nəd How to pronounce pycnogonid (audio) , ˌpik-nə-ˈgä-nəd How to pronounce pycnogonid (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Sea spiders, also known as pycnogonids, aren’t actual spiders. Ed Yong, The Atlantic, "Sea Spiders Pump Blood With Their Guts, Not Their Hearts," 10 July 2017

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First Known Use of pycnogonid

1869, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pycnogonid

ultimately from Greek pyknos + gony knee — more at knee entry 1

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“Pycnogonid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pycnogonid. Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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