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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 New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

sedentary form of a coelenterate such as a sea anemone


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