pyknic

adjective
pyk·​nic | \ ˈpik-nik How to pronounce pyknic (audio) \

Definition of pyknic

: characterized by shortness of stature, broadness of girth, and powerful muscularity : endomorphic sense 2

Other Words from pyknic

pyknic noun

First Known Use of pyknic

1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pyknic

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek pyknos dense, stocky

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“Pyknic.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyknic. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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pyknic

adjective
pyk·​nic
variants: also pycnic \ ˈpik-​nik How to pronounce pycnic (audio) \

Medical Definition of pyknic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: characterized by shortness of stature, broadness of girth, and powerful muscularity : endomorphic sense 2

pyknic

noun
variants: also pycnic

Medical Definition of pyknic (Entry 2 of 2)

: a person of pyknic build

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