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Meaning & Definition of Polyp in English

English

Polyp

/pɑlɪp/

noun

1. A small vascular growth on the surface of a mucous membrane

    synonym:
  • polyp
  • ,
  • polypus

2. One of two forms that coelenterates take (e.g. a hydra or coral): usually sedentary with a hollow cylindrical body usually with a ring of tentacles around the mouth

  • "In some species of coelenterate, polyps are a phase in the life cycle that alternates with a medusoid phase"
    synonym:
  • polyp