- a person of the pyknic type.
Origin of pyknic
1920–25; < Greek pykn(ós) thick + -ic
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- (of a physical type) characterized by a broad squat fleshy physique with a large chest and abdomen
Word Origin for pyknic
C20: from Greek puknos thick
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- Having a short, stocky physique.
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