HyperDic: homunculus

English > 2 senses of the word homunculus:
NOUNperson homunculus, manikin, mannikina person who is very small but who is not otherwise deformed or abnormal
person homunculusa tiny fully formed individual that (according to the discredited theory of preformation) is supposed to be present in the sperm cell
English > homunculus: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person who is very small but who is not otherwise deformed or abnormal.
Synonymsmanikin, mannikin
Broadersmall personA person of below average size
English > homunculus: 2 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA tiny fully formed individual that (according to the discredited theory of preformation) is supposed to be present in the sperm cell.
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being

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