Origin of pycnoclinepycno- + -cline, as in anticline
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.
a layer, zone, or gradient of changing density, esp. a thin layer of ocean water with a density that increases rapidly with depth
An intermediate layer of oceanic water in which density increases more rapidly with depth than in the layers above and below it.
Origin of pycnoclineGreek puknos thick -cline
Ancient Greek Ï€Ï…ÎºÎ½ÏŒÏ„Î·Ï‚ (puknotÄ“s, “density") +"Ž -cline