Polypier

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Polypier A polypidom.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n polypier A polyp in sense ; a polypite or polypide; one individual, or a single cell, of a compound polyp.
    • n polypier A polypidom, polypary, or polypstock; a compound or aggregate polyp; a polyzoarium.
    • polypier Composed of the stony material of some polypidoms; coral-like: as, polypier beads.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Polypier one individual of a compound polyp: a polypidom, polypary, or polyp-stock
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. polypouspolys, many, pous, foot.

Usage

In literature:

The division containing the zoophytes presented the most curious specimens of the two groups of polypi and echinodermes.
"Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea" by Jules Verne
There are awnings all along the ship, and a most ancient and fish-like smell (from the decaying polypi) beneath.
"Heroes of the Telegraph" by J. Munro
A few are multiplied like plants by cuttings, as in the case of the polypi.
"Willis the Pilot" by Johanna Spyri
Between the thin plates, or leaves, the polypier thrusts out its arms with little suckers at the ends.
"Round-about Rambles in Lands of Fact and Fancy" by Frank Richard Stockton
POLYPI OR POLYPOID TUMORS of the uterus are of three kinds, cystic, mucous and fibrous.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Qu'etaient nos connaissances a l'epoque de De Lamarck sur les Polypiers?
"Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution" by Alpheus Spring Packard
Although the polypi are the cause of the island being formed, they do not actually form it.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
If you cut a polypus into twenty pieces, without any regard to division, in a short time you will have twenty perfect polypi.
"Olla Podrida" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
The loose, dark coagula so often found after death are polypi.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Polypi in the bladder.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
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