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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpolyppol‧yp /ˈpɒlɪp $ ˈpɑː-/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 MIa small lump that grows inside your body because of an illness, but is not likely to harm you2 HBAa very simple sea animal that has a body like a tube 🔊 a coral polyp
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polypReproducible kinetic parameters such as these might be useful in planning follow up of patients with adenomatous polyps after polypectomy.Only two small colonic polyps were found in patients who had an upper gastrointestinal lesion.The trigger fish feeds on coral, crunching the stony branches and extracting the little polyps.Chains of polyps dangle from a float filled with gas.Her husband, Webb, just began participating in it, after doctors detected a precancerous polyp.Linear discriminant analysis showed that polyp recurrence could be predicted with 71% accuracy when the compartment 4+5 labelling index exceeded 3.5.Millions of tiny polyps have emerged from their limestone cells to stretch out their minuscule arms and grope for food.A particularly interesting finding was that of a benign tubulovillous polyp that contained both a mutant K-ras and a p53 allele.