pycnostyle

[ pik-nuh-stahyl ]
/ ˈpɪk nəˌstaɪl /
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adjective Architecture.

having an intercolumniation of 1½ diameters.

Nearby words

  1. pycnidium,
  2. pycniospore,
  3. pycnium,
  4. pycno-,
  5. pycnometer,
  6. pydna,
  7. pye,
  8. pye-dog,
  9. pyelectasis,
  10. pyelitic

Origin of pycnostyle

1555–65; < Latin pycnostȳlus < Greek pyknóstȳlos, equivalent to pyknós pycno- + -stylos -style2

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Examples from the Web for pycnostyle

  • In the pycnostyle, the height should be divided into ten parts, and one of these used for the thickness of the column.