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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
1920-1925
Pyknic entered the English language in the 1920s. It came from the Greek word pykn meaning "thick."
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