(||Pyc*nid"i*um) n.; pl. Pycnidia [NL., fr. Gr. crowded.] (Bot.) In certain fungi, a flask-
shaped cavity from the surface of the inner walls of which spores are produced.
(Pyc"nite) n. (Min.) A massive subcolumnar variety of topaz.
(Pyc"no*dont) n. [Gr. thick, crowded + a tooth.] (Paleon.) Any fossil fish belonging to the
Pycnodontini. They have numerous round, flat teeth, adapted for crushing.
(||Pyc`no*don"ti*ni) n. pl. [NL.] (Zoöl.) An extinct order of ganoid fishes. They had a compressed
body, covered with dermal ribs (pleurolepida) and with enameled rhomboidal scales.
(Pyc*nog"o*nid) n. (Zoöl.) One of the Pycnogonida.
(||Pyc`no*gon"i*da) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. thick crowded + knee.] (Zoöl.) A class of marine
arthropods in which the body is small and thin, and the eight legs usually very long; called also Pantopoda.
The abdomen is rudimentary, and the triangular mouth is at the end of a tubular proboscis. Many of
them live at great depths in the sea, and the largest of them measure two feet across the extended legs.
(Pyc*nom"e*ter) n. [Gr. dense, compact + -meter.] (Physics) A specific gravity bottle; a
standard flask for measuring and comparing the densities of liquids. [Also written pyknometer.]
(Pyc"no*style) a. [Gr. with the pillars close together; close + a column, pillar: cf. F. pycnostyle.]
(Anc. Arch.) See under Intercolumniation. -n. A pycnostyle colonnade.
(Pye) n. See 2d Pie (b).
(Pye"bald`) a. See Piebald.
(||Py`e*li"tis) n. [Gr. basin + - itis.] (Med.) Inflammation of the pelvis of the kidney.
(Py*e"mi*a) n. (Med.) See PyÆmia.
(Py"et) n. A magpie; a piet. [Prov. Eng.]
Here cometh the worthy prelate as pert as a pyet.Sir W. Scott.
(Py"gal) a. (Anat.) Situated in the region of the rump, or posterior end of the backbone; applied
especially to the posterior median plates in the carapace of chelonians.
(Py"garg ||Py*gar"gus) [L. pygargus, Gr. literally, white rump; the rump + white: cf. F. pygargue.]
1. (Zoöl.) A quadruped, probably the addax, an antelope having a white rump. Deut. xiv. 5.
2. (Zoöl.) (a) The female of the hen harrier. (b) The sea eagle.
(||Py*gid"i*um) n.; pl. Pygidia [NL., fr. Gr. dim. of the rump.] (Zoöl.) The caudal plate of
trilobites, crustacean, and certain insects. See Illust. of Limulus and Trilobite.
Pygmy antelope (Zoöl.), the kleeneboc. Pygmy goose (Zoöl.), any species of very small geese
of the genus Nettapus, native of Africa, India, and Australia. Pygmy owl (Zoöl.), the gnome.
Pygmy parrot (Zoöl.), any one of several species of very small green parrots native of New Guinea and
adjacent islands. They are not larger than sparrows.
(Pyg"my Pyg*me"an) a. [L. pygmaeus. See Pygmy.] Of or pertaining to a pygmy; resembling
a pygmy or dwarf; dwarfish; very small. " Like that Pygmean race." Milton.