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      n  
1      (Zoology)   one of the two forms of individual that occur in coelenterates. It usually has a hollow cylindrical body with a ring of tentacles around the mouth  
   Compare       medusa       2  
2      (Also called)    polypus     (Pathol)   a small vascularized growth arising from the surface of a mucous membrane, having a rounded base or a stalklike projection  
     (C16 polip, from French polype nasal polyp, from Latin polypus sea animal, nasal polyp, from Greek polupous having many feet)  
   polypous, polypoid             adj  
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