Pyknic

Pyknic vs aesthenic body shape

Pyknic vs aesthenic body shape

The term pyknic is used to describe a specific body shape (habitus) which is rounded, short limbs, full face, broad short neck, round head, thick shoulders and trunk, generally stocky and slightly obese. It is the opposite of aesthenic.

(Last modified: 25th Sep 2014)

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