pyknic

pyknic

[pik-nik] Psychology.
adjective
1.
(of a physical type) having a fat, rounded build or body structure. Compare asthenic ( def 2 ), athletic ( def 5 ).
noun
2.
a person of the pyknic type.

Origin:
1920–25; < Greek pykn(ós) thick + -ic

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pyknic (ˈpɪknɪk)
 
adj
(of a physical type) characterized by a broad squat fleshy physique with a large chest and abdomen
 
[C20: from Greek puknos thick]

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pyknic pyk·nic (pĭk'nĭk)
adj.
Having a short, stocky physique.

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