noun, plural ho·mun·cu·li [huh-muhng-kyuh-lahy, hoh-] /həˈmʌŋ kyəˌlaɪ, hoʊ-/.
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Origin of homunculus
OTHER WORDS FROM homunculusho·mun·cu·lar, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for homunculus
You men of the nineteenth century know only by reputation of our attempts to produce an homunculus, and a perpetuum mobile naturæ.The Magic of the Middle Ages|Viktor Rydberg
It is often asked, and I think we may fairly ask, what Goethe meant to symbolize by his Homunculus.The Faust-Legend and Goethe's 'Faust'|H. B. Cotterill
The homunculus offered me his last book, with his last smile.The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard|Anatole France
If the homunculus who wrote this be still above ground, how devoutly must he hope he may be able to keep in the background!A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)|Augustus De Morgan
Evidently there is plenty of work here for Goethe's Homunculus, who had to find out "why husband and wife get on so badly."Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology|C. G. Jung