polypus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n polypus a small vascular growth on the surface of a mucous membrane
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Polypus (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.
    • Polypus (Zoöl) Same as Polyp.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n polypus In zoöl : A-poulp or cuttle.
    • n polypus A polyp, in any sense
    • n polypus [capitalized] A genus of cuttles. A genus of polyps.
    • n polypus In pathology, any kind of tumor growing from a mucous membrane, of rounded form, and more or less distinctly pedunculated. The term is most frequently applied to benign growths
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. See Polyp

Usage

In literature:

The Polypus hole was no less repugnant to hygiene than to legend.
"Les Misérables Complete in Five Volumes" by Victor Hugo
Polypus branches like buds.
"Zoonomia, Vol. I" by Erasmus Darwin
Polypus, the, 152, 158, 161.
"Plutarch's Morals" by Plutarch
Polypus of the urethra.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
Polypus of the nose, tumefaction of lungs, lymphatics, liver, kidneys, uterus, and even the brain itself.
"Philosophy of Osteopathy" by Andrew T. Still
Vertigo and the Ice Maiden clutch at human beings, as the polypus seizes upon all that comes within its reach.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
Polypus of the lungs, i.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
It first places its tendrils ready for action, as a polypus places its tentacula.
"Life of Charles Darwin" by G. T. (George Thomas) Bettany
POLYPUS OF THE VAGINA OR UTERUS.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
Well," said Sir Tom, with a tremulous laugh, "what is it but a little polypus after all?
"Sir Tom" by Mrs. Oliphant
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In poetry:

There's the charm of a snake in his eye, in his eye,
And a polypus-grip in his hands;
You cannot go back, nor get by, nor get by,
If you look at the spot where he stands.
"The Old Man Of The Sea" by Oliver Wendell Holmes