Polypus Pol"y*pus, n.; pl. E. {Polypuses}, L. {Polypi}. [L. See {Polyp}.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Polyp}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Med.) A tumor, usually with a narrow base, somewhat resembling a pear, -- found in the nose, uterus, etc., and produced by hypertrophy of some portion of the mucous membrane. [1913 Webster]

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  • Polypus — Polypus, 1) s. Polypen; 2) so v.w. Octopus …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • POLYPUS — piscis, an amphibium magis? de quo sic Plin. l. 9. c. 29. Polyporum multa genera: terreni maiores, quam pelagii: omnes brachiis, ut pedibus ac manibus utuntur: cauda vero, quae est bisulca et acuta, in coitu. Est polypis fistula in dorso quâ… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • polypus — La maladie dedans le nez appelée Polypus, chancreux, Cartinodes …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • polypus — n. (pl. polypi or polypuses) Med. = POLYP 2. Etymology: ME f. L polypus f. Gk polupos, polupous cuttlefish, polyp (as POLY (1), pous podos foot) …   Useful english dictionary

  • polypus — noun A cardiac thrombus usually found post mortem …   Wiktionary

  • polypus — SYN: polyp. [L.] * * * poly·pus päl ə pəs n, pl poly·pi .pī, .pē or poly·pus·es POLYP * * * n. see polyp * * * pol·yp·us (polґĭ pəs) pl. pol …   Medical dictionary

  • polypus — pol·y·pus || pÉ‘lɪpÉ™s / pÉ’ n. small growth protruding from a mucous membrane …   English contemporary dictionary

  • polypus — [ pɒlɪpəs] noun (plural polypi pʌɪ) archaic or technical term for polyp. Origin ME: via L. from a var. of Gk polupous cuttlefish, polyp , from polu many + pous, pod foot …   English new terms dictionary

  • polypus — n. [L. pl. Polypi.] (Zool.) Polype, polyp, radiate animal …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • polypus — poly·pus …   English syllables

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