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homunculus

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noun ho·mun·cu·lus \hō-ˈməŋ-kyə-ləs\

Medical Definition of homunculus

plural homunculi \-ˌlī, -ˌlē\play play

  1. :  a miniature adult that in the theory of preformation was held to inhabit the germ cell and to produce a mature individual merely by an increase in size




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