Adjective "Homunculus" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Homunculus


    Definition:

    noun, plural homunculi[huh-muhng-kyuh-lahy, hoh-]/həˈmʌŋ kyəˌlaɪ, hoʊ-/(Show IPA)

    1. an artificially made dwarf, supposedly produced in a flask by an alchemist.

    2. a fully formed, miniature human body believed, according to some medical theories of the 16th and 17th centuries, to be contained in the spermatozoon.

    3. a diminutive human being.

    4. the human fetus.

    Origin:
    homunculus