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polypus Syllabification: pol·y·pus
Pronunciation: /ˈpäləpəs/

Definition of polypus in English:

noun (plural polypi-ˌpī-ˌpē)

Archaic or technical term for polyp.
Example sentences
  • Leaving the polypi unattended to can lead to complications.
  • If the nose block persists, in spite of surgery, then it can be due to residual or recurrent polypi.
  • Acupuncture stimulation is applied on ear acupoint ‘lung’ to treat nasal polypus, chronic rhinitis, etc.


Late Middle English: via Latin from a variant of Greek polupous 'cuttlefish, polyp', from polu- 'many' + pous, pod- 'foot'.

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