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polyp US English

A solitary or colonial sedentary form of a coelenterate such as a sea anemone, typically having a columnar body with the mouth uppermost surrounded by a ring of tentacles. In some species, polyps are a phase in the life cycle that alternates with a medusoid phase

polyp-stem US English

= polyparium.

metaplastic polyp US English

A non-neoplastic (probably hyperplastic), usually small and sessile polyp of the rectum, colon, or other part of the gastrointestinal tract.

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