1: a little man
2: a miniature adult that in the theory of preformation is held to inhabit the germ cell and to produce a mature individual merely by an increase in size.
[Latin, diminutive of homin-, homo human being]
There was no way I could pass up this word. If you've watched Fullmetal Alchemist then you know why too.
Ed glanced at his sister, trying to keep his face passive. Yeah, if by cute Winry meant really meant ugly. He watched the homunculus crawl across the pink blanket. It's skin was pale and wrinkled and there wasn't a strand of hair on it's body, not even eyebrows. It's breath rasped in its lungs as if it was congested. A glob of drool ran down it's chin.
"Win, what were you thinking? This thing won't replace what you lost."
Tears instantly pooled in Winry's eyes. She grabbed the thing, clutching it to her chest. “Yes, she will!”