Definition of pycnide in US English:

pycnide

(also pycnid)

noun

Mycology
rare
  • Originally: a fruiting body of certain lichens. Later also: = pycnidium.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From French pycnide from ancient Greek πυκνός thick, dense + French -ide.

Pronunciation

pycnide

/ˈpɪknʌɪd/