homunculi homunculi

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a person who is very small but who is not otherwise deformed or abnormal
  2. (n) a tiny fully formed individual that (according to the discredited theory of preformation) is supposed to be present in the sperm cell

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. National politicians usually have years to build these homunculi of themselves.
  2. If he ends up with something vaguely resembling a figure, he calls it Homunculus, and some of his homunculi look rather like decayed and mangled ghosts.
  3. A few of the homunculi, however awesomely mechanized, remain in the infantile category.

News

  • Fans will go bananas for silliness, humor of Minions in ‘Despicable Me 2’

    What language do the Minions, those delightful, yellow homunculi of these “Despicable Me” films, speak? Whatever it is — there are snippets of English, Spanish and French as well as gibberish — it is silliness raised to sublime, giggle-inducing heights, and renders children and adults alike helpless. Is it time to declare Chris Meledandri and Illumination Entertainment, the company that has ...
    on July 3, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

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