pyknic

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adjective pyk·nic \ ˈpik-nik \

Definition of pyknic

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

pyknic

noun

Origin and Etymology of pyknic

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek pyknos dense, stocky


Medical Dictionary

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pyknic

adjective pyk·nic
variants: also pycnic play \ˈpik-nik\

medical Definition of pyknic

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

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pyknic

noun
variants: also pycnic

medical Definition of pyknic

:a person of pyknic build

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