[min-uh-muh s] /ˈmɪn ə məs/

noun, plural minimi
[min-uh-mahy] /ˈmɪn əˌmaɪ/ (Show IPA)
a creature or being that is the smallest or least significant.
Anatomy. the little finger or toe.
(immediately postpositive) (Brit) the youngest: sometimes used after the surname of a schoolboy having elder brothers at the same school: Hunt minimus

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

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