homunculus

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Borrowing from Latin homunculus, diminutive of homō(man).

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  • (US) IPA(key): /həˈmʌŋkjələs/, /hoʊˈmʌŋkjələs/
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homunculus ‎(plural homunculi)

  1. A miniature man, once imagined by spermists to be present in human sperm.
  2. The nerve map of the human body that exists on the parietal lobe of the human brain.

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homunculus m ‎(genitive homunculī); second declension

  1. diminutive of homō(man).
  2. a little or weak man, homunculus

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Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative homunculus homunculī
genitive homunculī homunculōrum
dative homunculō homunculīs
accusative homunculum homunculōs
ablative homunculō homunculīs
vocative homuncule homunculī

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