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Definition of Hobbit

Hobbit: Nickname for the Flores man (Homo floresiensis). Derived from the fictional race from J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth universe which first appears in the book The Hobbit.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=40198
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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