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1. polyp, polypus

a small vascular growth on the surface of a mucous membrane

2. polyp

one of two forms that coelenterates take (e.g. a hydra or coral): usually sedentary with a hollow cylindrical body usually with a ring of tentacles around the mouth

Example Sentences:
'in some species of coelenterate, polyps are a phase in the life cycle that alternates with a medusoid phase'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of polyp
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 (sense 2)
2. Also called: polypus pathology
a small vascularized growth arising from the surface of a mucous membrane, having a rounded base or a stalklike projection

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see synonyms of polyp
any of various cnidarians, colonial or individual, having a mouth fringed with many small, slender tentacles bearing stinging cells at the top of a tubelike body, as the sea anemone or hydra
a smooth projecting growth of hypertrophied mucous membrane in the nasal passages, bladder, rectum, etc.

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of polyp
1. A body form of a cnidarian, such as a hydra or coral, that is cylindrical in shape, has a mouth usually surrounded by tentacles at one end, and is often attached to something at the other end.
2. A usually nonmalignant growth or tumor protruding from the mucous lining of an organ such as the nose, bladder, or intestine, sometimes causing obstruction.

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