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WORDS THAT USE PYCN-
What does pycn- mean?
Pycn- comes from the Greek pyknós, meaning “thick, dense, closely packed.”
Pycn- is a variant of pycno-, which loses its -o– when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels.
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The combining form pycn- is commonly spelled with a –k-, pykn-, as in pyknosis.
Examples of pycn-
An example of a scientific term related to the combining form pycn- is pycnium. A pycnium is the spore-producing sac of a type of fungus that develops under the outermost layer of its host.
The first part of the word, pycn-, means “dense.” The suffix -ium can indicate a biological structure. Pycnium, then, literally describes this fungal structure developed in “closely packed” clusters.
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