polyp

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From Latin polypus (a polyp, a polypus in the nose), from Ancient Greek πολύπους (polúpous), from πολύς (polús, many) + πούς (poús, foot). Doublet of polypus.

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polyp (plural polyps)

  1. (medicine) An abnormal growth protruding from a mucous membrane.
  2. (zoology) A cylindrical coelenterate, such as the hydra, having a mouth surrounded with tentacles.

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Czech[edit]

Czech Wikipedia has an article on:
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polyp m

  1. (biology) polyp
  2. (medicine) polyp

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  • polyp in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • polyp in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989