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 for manikin
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Manikin \Man"i*kin\, n. [Also spelled mannikin.] [OD.
     manneken, dim. of man man. See Man, and -kin.]
     1. A little man; a dwarf; a pygmy; a manakin.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A model of the human body, made of papier-mache or other
        material, commonly in detachable pieces, for exhibiting
        the different parts and organs, their relative position,
        etc.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. A mannequin.
        [PJC] Manila

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  manikin
      n 1: a person who is very small but who is not otherwise
           deformed or abnormal [syn: manikin, mannikin,
           homunculus]
      2: a woman who wears clothes to display fashions; "she was too
         fat to be a mannequin" [syn: mannequin, manikin,
         mannikin, manakin, fashion model, model]
      3: a life-size dummy used to display clothes [syn: mannequin,
         manikin, mannikin, manakin, form]

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