polyp definition

  • noun:
    • A coelenterate, such a hydra or red coral, having a cylindrical body and an oral orifice typically surrounded by tentacles.
    • A usually nonmalignant development or tumor protruding through the mucous lining of an organ like the nostrils, bladder, or bowel, often causing obstruction.
    • an abnormal development protruding from a mucous membrane layer
    • a cylindrical coelenterate, for instance the hydra, having a mouth encircled with tentacles
    • one of many feeding or nutritive zooids of a hydroid or red coral.
    • the Anthozoa.
    • Same as anthozoa. See anthozoa, madreporaria, hydroid.
    • In zoology, an animal with several foot or foot-like processes,
    • In pathology, just like polypus, 2.
    • a tiny vascular development on the surface of a mucous membrane layer
    • 1 of 2 types that coelenterates take (example. a hydra or red coral): typically inactive with a hollow cylindrical human body frequently with a ring of tentacles across the mouth

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