polypus


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polypus

(ˈpɒlɪpəs)
n, pl -pi (-paɪ)
(Pathology) pathol another word for polyp2
[C16: via Latin from Greek: polyp]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polypus - a small vascular growth on the surface of a mucous membranepolypus - 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
Translations

polypus

[ˈpɒlɪpəs] N (polypi (pl)) [ˈpɒlɪpaɪ] (Zool) → pólipo m

polypus

nPolyp m
References in classic literature ?
He caught hold of the rock with both hands and clung to it groaning with pain till the wave retired, so he was saved that time; but presently the wave came on again and carried him back with it far into the sea--tearing his hands as the suckers of a polypus are torn when some one plucks it from its bed, and the stones come up along with it--even so did the rocks tear the skin from his strong hands, and then the wave drew him deep down under the water.
Each polypus, though closely united to its brethren, has a distinct mouth, body, and tentacula.
The "mighty Polypus," Albion's out-of-control proliferation in his fallen state, is usually interpreted as fully negative, but Gigante argues that, like Schiller, "Blake ultimately reappropriated [it] as a symbol of revolutionary power" (129), a reading based upon Orc's link to the polypus in Milton and Blake's consistent valuing of a life-giving, "epigenetic" translucence over a rigid opacity.
Hand & Hyle rooted into Jerusalem by a fibre Of strong revenge & Skifeld Vegetaded by Reubens Gate In every Nation of the Earth till the Twelve Sons of Albion Enrooted into every Nation: a mighty Polypus growing From Albion over the whole earth: such is my awful vision.
A commentary of about 1810 speaks with horror as London extended its "great polypus arms over the country round," where brick kilns "poisoned" the salubrious air, leaving an overwhelming odor of carrion (a smell of death so powerful that it caused nausea).
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