Definition of pyknotic in English:

pyknotic

(also pycnotic)

adjective

  • 1Designating a theory according to which the matter in the universe was formed by condensation of a universal substance or ether at particular points; of or relating to this theory. Now historical and rare.

  • 2Cell Biology. Of, relating to, or displaying pyknosis.

Origin

Early 20th century. In sense 1 from ancient Greek πύκνωσις condensation, condensed matter, after German pyknotisch.

Pronunciation

pyknotic

/pɪkˈnɒtɪk/