manikin

manikin

[man-i-kin]
noun
1.
a little man; dwarf; pygmy.
3.
a model of the human body for teaching anatomy, demonstrating surgical operations, etc.
Also, mannikin.


Origin:
1560–70; < Dutch manneken, equivalent to man man1 + -ken -kin. See mannequin

manikin, mannequin.
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manikin, (formerly) mannikin or (formerly) manakin (ˈmænɪkɪn)
 
n
1.  a little man; dwarf or child
2.  a.  an anatomical model of the body or a part of the body, esp for use in medical or art instruction
 b.  Also called: phantom an anatomical model of a fully developed fetus, for use in teaching midwifery or obstetrics
3.  variant spellings of mannequin
 
[C17: from Dutch manneken, diminutive of man]
 
mannikin, (formerly) mannikin or (formerly) manakin
 
n
 
[C17: from Dutch manneken, diminutive of man]
 
manakin, (formerly) mannikin or (formerly) manakin
 
n
 
[C17: from Dutch manneken, diminutive of man]

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manikin
1570, "jointed figure used by artists," from Du. manneken, lit. "little man," dim. of man (n.).
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