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noun plural -pi (-paɪ)
  1. pathol another word for polyp (def. 2)
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Word Origin

C16: via Latin from Greek: polyp
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Examples from the Web for polypus

Historical Examples

  • My brain twitched like a polypus that has been thrown into vinegar.

    The Confession of a Fool

    August Strindberg

  • 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.

  • As the polypus resembles in colour the rock to which it clings.

  • On removal of the polypus there may be considerable hmorrhage.

polypus in Medicine


n. pl. pol•y•pi (-pī′)
  1. polyp
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