Homunculus

Homunculus (masculine, Latin for `little man`, plural: `homunculi`; from the diminutive of homo) is a term used, generally, in various fields of study to refer to any representation of a small human being. Popularized in sixteenth century alchemy and nineteenth century fiction, it has historically referred to the creation of a miniature, fully...
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Homunculus

• (n.) A little man; a dwarf; a manikin.
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homunculus

(from the article `zoology`) ...growth and differentiation of parts have been major biological problems since ancient times. A 17th-century explanation of development assumed ... ...biologists in the 18th century was that the fetus, and hence the adult organism that develops from it, is preformed in the sex cells. Some early ... [2 r...
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homunculus

(ho-munk´u-lәs) a dwarf without deformity or disproportion of parts.
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homunculus

1. An exceedingly minute body which, according to the views of development held by medical scientists of the 16th and 17th centuries, was contained in a sex cell. From this preformed but infinitely small structure the human body was supposed to be developed. ... See: preformation theory, animalcule. ... 2. The figure of a human sometimes superimpos...
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Homunculus

Ho·mun'cu·lus noun ; plural Homunculi . [ Latin , dim. of homo man.] A little man; a dwarf; a manikin. Sterne.
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Homunculus

A little person residing within the brain, from where he/she governs human behavior (based on ancient Egyptian beliefs).
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homunculus

a person who is tiny or diminutive
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homunculus

homunculus 1. A diminutive or dwarfish man. 2. A person who is very small but who is not otherwise deformed or abnormal.
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homunculus

Type: Term Pronunciation: hō-mŭngk′yū-lŭs Definitions: 1. An exceedingly minute body that, according to the views of development held by some medical scientists of the 16th and 17th centuries, was contained in a sperm or an oocyte. From this preformed but infinitely small structure, the human body was thought to be develop...
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homunculus

[n] - a tiny fully formed individual that (according to the discredited theory of preformation) is supposed to be present in the sperm cell
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