any of a class (Pycnogonida) of mostly small saltwater arthropods with very long legs attached to a relatively tiny body
Origin of pycnogonid; from 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