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Definition of Polyp

Polyp
Polyp Pol"yp, n. [L. polypus, Gr. ?, ?, literally, many-footed; poly`s many + ?, ?, foot: cf. F. polype. See Poly- and Foot, and cf. Polypode, Polypody, Poulp.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) One of the feeding or nutritive zooids of a hydroid or coral. (b) One of the Anthozoa. (c) pl. Same as Anthozoa. See Anthozoa, Madreporaria, Hydroid. [Written also polype.] Fresh-water polyp, the hydra. Polyp stem (Zo["o]l.), that portion of the stem of a siphonophore which bears the polypites, or feeding zooids.

Meaning of Polyp from wikipedia

- Look up polyp in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Polyp may refer to: Polyp (zoology) Polyp (medicine) Polyp (cartoonist) This disambiguation page lists...
- In anatomy, a polyp is an abnormal growth of tissue projecting from a mucous membrane. If it is attached to the surface by a narrow elongated stalk, it...
- Nasal polyps (NP) are noncancerous growths within the nose or sinuses. Symptoms include trouble breathing through the nose, loss of smell, decreased taste...
- Polyphosphates are salts or esters of polymeric oxyanions formed from tetrahedral PO4 (phosphate) structural units linked together by sharing oxygen atoms...
- usually colonial, with multiple polyps connected by tubelike hydrocauli. The hollow cavity in the middle of the polyp extends into the ****ociated hydrocaulus...
- A polyp in zoology is one of two forms found in the phylum Cnidaria, the other being the medusa. Polyps are roughly cylindrical in shape and elongated...
- A colorectal polyp is a polyp (fleshy growth) occurring on the lining of the colon or ****. Untreated colorectal polyps can develop into colorectal cancer...
- An endometrial polyp or uterine polyp is a m**** in the inner lining of the uterus. They may have a large flat base (sessile) or be attached to the uterus...
- Cnidaria. They typically form compact colonies of many identical individual polyps. Coral species include the important reef builders that inhabit tropical...
- A hyperplastic polyp is a type of colorectal polyp. Most hyperplastic polyps are found in the distal colon and ****. They have no malignant potential...