A layer, zone, or gradient of changing density, esp. a thin layer of ocean water with a density that increases rapidly with depth.
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The definition of a pycnocline is a layer in a body of water where the density is the greatest.
An example of a pycnocline is a layer of the ocean in which the density quickly increases as the water gets deeper.
Other Word Forms of Pycnocline
Origin of Pycnocline
Ancient Greek πυκνότης (puknotÄ“s, “density") +"Ž -cline
Greek puknos thick –cline
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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