Pronunciation: (hu-mung'kyu-lus, hō-),[key] —n., —pl.-liPronunciation: (-lī").[key] 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 the 16th and 17th centuries, to be contained in the spermatozoon.
3. a diminutive human being.
4. the human fetus.