Pycnogonid meaning

pĭk-nŏgə-nĭd, pĭknə-gŏnĭd
Any of a class (Pycnogonida) of mostly small saltwater arthropods with very long legs attached to a relatively tiny body.
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(zoology) Any sea spider of the class Pycnogonida.
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Origin of pycnogonid

  • From New Latin Pycnogonida class name from Pycnogonum type genus Greek puknos thick Greek gonu knee genu-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition