any of a class (Pycnogonida) of mostly small saltwater arthropods with very long legs attached to a relatively tiny body
Origin of pycnogonidfrom Modern Latin Pycnogonida from pycno- + Classical Greek gony, knee
See sea spider.
Origin of pycnogonidFrom New Latin Pycnogonida class name from Pycnogonum type genus Greek puknos thick Greek gonu knee ; see genu-1 in Indo-European roots.
- (zoology) Any sea spider of the class Pycnogonida