Polypuses
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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  • Polypi — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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