TITLE

pyknic

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1827
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "pyknic" is presented. It refers to a body type characterized by roundness of the extremities, stockiness, large chest and abdomen, and tendency to obesity.
ACCESSION #
21243031

 

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