Also i·so·pyc·nal [ahy-suh-pik-nl] /ˌaɪ səˈpɪk nl/. having the same density.


a line drawn on a map connecting all points having the same density, as of water or air.

Origin of isopycnic

1885–90; iso- + pycnic, variant of pyknic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for isopycnal


isopycnic (-ˈpɪknɪk)


a line on a map connecting points of equal atmospheric density

Word Origin for isopycnal

C19: from iso- + Greek puknos thick
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