polypoid

polypoid

[pol-uh-poid]
adjective Pathology.
resembling a polyp.

Origin:
1835–45; polyp + -oid

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polyp (ˈpɒlɪp)
 
n
1.  zoology Compare medusa 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.  pathol Also called: polypus 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 pōlypus sea animal, nasal polyp, from Greek polupous having many feet]
 
'polypous
 
adj
 
'polypoid
 
adj

polypoid (ˈpɒlɪˌpɔɪd)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or resembling a polyp
2.  (of a coelenterate) having the body in the form of a polyp

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polypoid pol·yp·oid (pŏl'ə-poid')
adj.
Resembling a polyp.

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