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Sunday, April 01, 2012

Definitions for pyknic

  1. Having a rounded build or body structure.
  2. A person of the pyknic type.

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Citations for pyknic
I can tell what your feelings are; I'm sensitive, doctor, even if I'm the pyknic bodytype. Philip K. Dick, Now Wait for Next Year
Another short elf with the same pyknic physique wearing a scotch plaid suit and a green feather in his hat. R. W. Alexander, Spark of Life
Origin of pyknic
Pyknic entered the English language in the 1920s. It came from the Greek word pykn meaning "thick."