Follow-up colonoscopies three years hence determined the presence or absence of polyps.
Known as polyps or adenomas, benign tumors in the colon have the potential to become cancerous.
The polyps are all non-sexual individuals whose function is purely nutritive.
Here we leave the group of polyps which form united families.
In Clytia the polyps arise singly from the stolon, and the medusa is known as Phialidium (fig. 59).
The cells, which are the abode of the polyps, are not always alike in their distribution.
With these few preliminary remarks we may now take up in turn these different groups, beginning with the lowest, or the polyps.
Then one of the polyps becomes enlarged and its form cylindrical.
The polyps are numerous: upon a tree eight or nine inches high there may be as many hundreds.
Those flowers are the polyps, and they, or rather their ancestors, made the tree.
c.1400, "nasal tumor," from Middle French polype and directly from Latin polypus "cuttlefish," also "nasal tumor," from Greek (Doric, Aeolic) polypos "octopus, cuttlefish," from polys "many" (see poly-) + pous "foot" (see foot (n.)). Etymological sense revived 1742 as a name for hydras and sea anemones (earlier polypus, early 16c.). The Latin word is the source of French poulpe "octopus."
polyp pol·yp (pŏl'ĭp)
A usually nonmalignant growth of tissue protruding from the mucous lining of an organ such as the nose, bladder, or intestine, often causing obstruction. Also called polypus.