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n, pl -pi (-paɪ)
(Pathology) pathol another word for polyp2
[C16: via Latin from Greek: polyp]
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|Noun||1.||polypus - a small vascular growth on the surface of a mucous membrane|
growth - (pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor)
adenomatous polyp - a polyp that consists of benign neoplastic tissue derived from glandular epithelium; "adenomatous polyps are visible protrusions that can develop on the mucosal surface of the colon or rectum"
sessile polyp - a relatively flat polyp
pedunculated polyp - a polyp with a stalk or peduncle