pyknic

[pik-nik]Psychology
noun
  1. a person of the pyknic type.

Origin of pyknic

1920–25; < Greek pykn(ós) thick + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for pyknic

pyknic

adjective
  1. (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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pyknic in Medicine

pyknic

[pĭknĭk]
adj.
  1. Having a short, stocky physique.
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