Definition of pycnogonid in English:

pycnogonid

noun

Zoology
  • Any of various marine chelicerate arthropods constituting the class Pycnogonida, characterized by very small bodies and long legs which contain extensions of the gut and gonads; a sea spider.

adjective

Zoology
  • Of or relating to the class Pycnogonida.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. From scientific Latin Pycnogonida, class name from Pycnogonum, genus name + -ida.

Pronunciation

pycnogonid

/ˌpɪknəˈɡɒnɪd//pɪkˈnɒɡənɪd/