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Meaning of HOMUNCULUS

Pronunciation:  how'mungkyulus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a tiny fully formed individual that (according to the discredited theory of preformation) is supposed to be present in the sperm cell
  2. [n]  a person who is very small but who is not otherwise deformed or abnormal
 

HOMUNCULUS is a 10 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: manikin, mannikin
 
 See Also: human, individual, mortal, person, small person, somebody, someone, soul

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ho*mun"cu*lus\, n.; pl. {Homunculi}. [L., dim. of
homo man.]
A little man; a dwarf; a manikin. --Sterne.

 

 

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