polypus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin polypūs, from Ancient Greek πολύπους (polúpous)

Noun[edit]

polypus (plural polypi or polypuses)

  1. A cardiac thrombus usually found post-mortem.
    • 1898, Werner's magazine (volume 20)
      The nasal passages should be carefully examined for symptoms of stegnosis, enlargement of the turbinated bones, polypi, etc.
  2. (archaic) An octopus.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek πολύπους (polúpous).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

polypus m (genitive polypī); second declension
polypūs m (genitive polypodos); third declension

  1. octopus
  2. cuttlefish
  3. nasal tumor

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative polypus polypī
genitive polypī polypōrum
dative polypō polypīs
accusative polypum polypōs
ablative polypō polypīs
vocative polype polypī

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative polypūs polypodēs
genitive polypodis polypodum
dative polypodī polypodibus
accusative polypodem polypodēs
ablative polypode polypodibus
vocative polypūs polypodēs

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