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
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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