pycno-


a combining form meaning “dense,” “close,” “thick,” used in the formation of compound words: pycnometer.

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earnest
Also especially before a vowel, pycn-.

Origin of pycno-

< New Latin, combining form representing Greek pyknós
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British Dictionary definitions for pycno-

pycno-

before a vowel pycn-


combining form

indicating thickness or densitypycnometer

Word Origin for pycno-

via New Latin from Greek puknos thick
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