Meaning of polyp
Pronunciation: (pol'ip), [key]
- a sedentary type of animal form characterized by a more or less fixed base, columnar body, and free end with mouth and tentacles, esp. as applied to coelenterates.
- an individual zooid of a compound or colonial organism.
- a projecting growth from a mucous surface, as of the nose, being either a tumor or a hypertrophy of the mucous membrane.
- polyp (Thesaurus)