- pathol another word for polyp (def. 2)
C16: via Latin from Greek: polyp
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Examples from the Web for polypus
My brain twitched like a polypus that has been thrown into vinegar.The Confession of a Fool
It sounds as if she had a chronic cold or a polypus in her nose—by buther was a Greek.The Duel
A. I. Kuprin
His nostrils, filled with a grove of bristles, puff out a polypus.Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam
As the polypus resembles in colour the rock to which it clings.History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, Volume V
J. H. Merle d'Aubigné
On removal of the polypus there may be considerable hmorrhage.
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