Meaning of polyp

Definition of polyp

(noun) a small vascular growth on the surface of a mucous membrane
one of two forms that coelenterates take (e.g. a hydra or coral): usually sedentary with a hollow cylindrical body usually with a ring of tentacles around the mouth; "in some species of coelenterate, polyps are a phase in the life cycle that alternates with a medusoid phase"

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