Meaning of homunculus
Pronunciation: (hu-mung'kyu-lus, hō-), [key]
— pl. -li
- an artificially made dwarf, supposedly produced in a flask by an alchemist.
- a fully formed, miniature human body believed, according to some medical theories of the 16th and 17th centuries, to be contained in the spermatozoon.
- a diminutive human being.
- the human fetus.
- homunculus (Thesaurus)