Definition of Polypus

1. Noun. A small vascular growth on the surface of a mucous membrane.

Exact synonyms: Polyp
Generic synonyms: Growth
Specialized synonyms: Adenomatous Polyp, Sessile Polyp, Pedunculated Polyp



Definition of Polypus

1. n. Same as Polyp.

Definition of Polypus

1. Noun. A cardiac thrombus usually found post-mortem. ¹

2. Noun. (archaic classical) An octopus. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Polypus

1. a growth protruding from the mucous lining of an organ [n -PI or -PUSES]

Medical Definition of Polypus

1. Origin: L. See Polyp. 1. Same as Polyp. 2. A tumour, 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polypus

polyprotic
polyprotodonta
polyps
polypseudorotaxane
polypsis of the colon
polypteroidei
polypterus
polyptota
polyptoton
polyptotons
polyptych
polyptychial
polyptychs
polypurine
polypurines
polypus (current term)
polypuses
polypyrene
polypyridene
polypyridenes
polypyridine
polypyrimidine
polypyrrole
polypyrroles
polyquat
polyquaternium
polyquaterniums
polyquinane
polyquinanes
polyquinene

Literary usage of Polypus

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1870)
"There are cases of polypus of the larynx, the destruction and ... The space thus obtainable is sufficient for the extraction of even a large polypus, ..."

2. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1884)
"(Arch, dc Physiologic, and Revue Medicate, April 1884.) Treatment of Nasal polypus.—Dr. Richardson recommends the use of sodium ..."

3. The Diseases of the ear: Their Nature, Diagnosis, and Treatment by Joseph Toynbee, James Hinton (1868)
"The existence of a polypus is always attended with a discharge of matter ; arising usually from two sources,—the dermoid layer of the meatus, ..."

4. The Pathology, Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases of the Rectum and Anus by Charles Boyd Kelsey (1884)
"UNDER this head will be included polypus, vegetations, ... polypus.—A polypus may be denned as a benign tumor composed of one or more of the normal elements ..."

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