Origin of pycno-
Words nearby pycno-
WORDS THAT USE PYCNO-
What does pycno- mean?
Pycno- comes from the Greek pyknós, meaning “thick, dense, closely packed.”
What are variants of pycno-?
When combined with words or word elements that begin with a vowel, pycno- becomes pycn-, as in pycnium (which uses the equivalent form of pycn- in New Latin).
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Examples of pycno-
One example of a scientific term that features the combining form pycno- is pycnometer, meaning “a container used for determining the density of a liquid or powder.”
The first part of the word, pycno-, means “dense.” The combining form -meter means “measure.” Pycnometer literally translates to “density measure.”
What are some words that use the combining form pycno-?
The above examples use equivalent forms of pycno- in other languages, especially German and New Latin. Learn more about their specific origins at our entries for each word.
What are some other forms that pycno- may be commonly confused with?