polypus definition

  • noun:
    • A cardiac thrombus generally found post-mortem.
    • An octopus.
    • identical to polyp.
    • A tumor, usually with a narrow base, notably resembling a pear, -- found in the nose, uterus, etc., and generated by hypertrophy of some part of the mucous membrane layer.
    • In zoöl : A-poulp or cuttle.
    • A polyp, in any feeling
    • [capitalized] A genus of cuttles. A genus of polyps.
    • In pathology, almost any cyst growing from a mucous membrane, of curved form, and much more or less distinctly pedunculated. The expression is most frequently placed on harmless growths
    • a tiny vascular growth on the surface of a mucous membrane layer

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