manikin definition by Webster's New World
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- a little man; dwarf
- an anatomical model of the human body, usually with movable and detachable parts, used in medical schools, art classes, etc.
Origin: Dutch manneken ; from man, man plush -ken, -kin
manikin definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A man short in stature.
- A mannequin.
- An anatomical model of the human body for use in teaching.
Origin: Dutch mannekijn, from Middle Dutch, diminutive of man, man; see man-1 in Indo-European roots.