One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Relating to or characterized by abnormal thickening. rare.
Mid 17th century (in an earlier sense). From Hellenistic Greek παχυντικός having the power of thickening from ancient Greek παχύνειν to thicken (from παχύς thick: see pachy-) + -τικός, suffix forming adjectives from verbs.
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