A Little Man!

As I was perusing my copy of The Highly Selective Dictionary for the Extraordinary Literate, I ran across a word that I will probably never ever use, but a new word for me nonetheless.  Enjoy!

homunculus

\ huhmuhng-kyuh-luh s, hoh- \, noun;

1.  an artificially made dwarf, supposedly produced in a flask by an alchemist.
2.  a fully formed, miniature human body believed, according to some medical theories of the16th and 17th centuries, to be contained in the spermatozoon.
3.  a diminutive human being.
4.  the human fetus.
Source: The Highly Selective Dictionary for the Extraordinary Literate, by Eugene Ehrlich, and, http://www.dictionary.com
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