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Noun: homunculus (homunculi)  how'múng-kyu-lus
  1. A person who is very small but who is not otherwise deformed or abnormal
    - manikin, mannikin
  2. A tiny fully formed individual that (according to the discredited theory of preformation) is supposed to be present in the sperm cell

Derived forms: homunculi

Type of: individual, mortal, person, small person, somebody, someone, soul

Encyclopedia: Homunculus