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English noun: polyp

1. polyp (state) a small vascular growth on the surface of a mucous membrane


Synonymspolypus


Broader (hypernym)growth


Narrower (hyponym)adenomatous polyp, pedunculated polyp, sessile polyp

2. polyp (animal) 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


SamplesIn some species of coelenterate, polyps are a phase in the life cycle that alternates with a medusoid phase.


Broader (hypernym)cnidarian, coelenterate


Member meronymCnidaria, Coelenterata, phylum Cnidaria, phylum Coelenterata









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