Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun homunculus

2 senses of homunculus

Sense 1
manikin, mannikin, homunculus -- (a person who is very small but who is not otherwise deformed or abnormal)
       => small person -- (a person of below average size)

Sense 2
homunculus -- (a tiny fully formed individual that (according to the discredited theory of preformation) is supposed to be present in the sperm cell)
       => person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul -- (a human being; "there was too much for one person to do")

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