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Meaning of POLYP

Pronunciation:  'pâlip

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  one of two forms that coelenterates take e.g. a hydra or coral: usually sedentary and has a hollow cylindrical body usually with a ring of tentacles around the mouth
  2. [n]  a small vascular growth on the surface of a mucous membrane

POLYP is a 5 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: polypus
 See Also: adenomatous polyp, Cnidaria, cnidarian, Coelenterata, coelenterate, growth, pedunculated polyp, phylum Cnidaria, phylum Coelenterata, sessile polyp



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pol"yp\, n. [L. polypus, Gr. ?, ?, literally,
many-footed; poly`s many + ?, ?, foot: cf. F. polype. See
{Poly-} and {Foot}, and cf. {Polypode}, {Polypody}, {Poulp}.]
(a) One of the feeding or nutritive zooids of a hydroid or
(b) One of the Anthozoa.
(c) pl. Same as {Anthozoa}. See {Anthozoa}, {Madreporaria},
    {Hydroid}. [Written also {polype}.]

{Fresh-water polyp}, the hydra.

{Polyp stem} (Zo["o]l.), that portion of the stem of a
   siphonophore which bears the polypites, or feeding zooids.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: a growth that projects from the lining of mucous membrane, such as the intestine.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A polyp is a growth protruding from a mucosal plane. Polyps are usually benign, but some have the potential to become cancerous.
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