polyps

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sessile marine coelenterates including solitary and colonial polyps; the medusoid phase is entirely suppressed actinozoan , anthozoan
marine polyps that resemble flowers but have oral rings of tentacles; differ from corals in forming no hard skeleton anemone , sea anemone
sessile aquatic animal forming mossy colonies of small polyps each having a curved or circular ridge bearing tentacles; attach to stones or seaweed and reproduce by budding bryozoan , moss animal , polyzoan , sea mat , sea moss
hydras; polyps; jellyfishes; sea anemones; corals Cnidaria , Coelenterata , phylum Cnidaria , phylum Coelenterata
visual examination (with a sigmoidoscope) of the lower third of the colon in a search for polyps flexible sigmoidoscopy , sigmoidoscopy
feathery colony of long-branched stems bearing stalkless paired polyps sertularian
floating or swimming oceanic colony of polyps often transparent or showily colored siphonophore
surgical instrument consisting of wire hoop that can be drawn tight around the base of polyps or small tumors to sever them; used especially in body cavities snare
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