polypous

polypous

[pol-uh-puhs]
adjective

Origin:
1740–50; polyp + -ous

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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

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polypous pol·y·pous (pŏl'ə-pəs)
adj.
Relating to, resembling, or characterized by the presence of a polyp or polyps.

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