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minimus

[min-uh-muh s] /ˈmɪn ə məs/
noun, plural minimi
[min-uh-mahy] /ˈmɪn əˌmaɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
a creature or being that is the smallest or least significant.
2.
Anatomy. the little finger or toe.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Neo-Latin, Latin: literally, smallest
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  • Pectoralis minimus, first rib-cartilage to coracoid process.
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minimus

/ˈmɪnɪməs/
adjective
1.
(immediately postpositive) (Brit) the youngest: sometimes used after the surname of a schoolboy having elder brothers at the same school: Hunt minimus
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Word Origin and History for minimus
n.

1580s, from Latin minimus (plural minimi); see minim.

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