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Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: polype, from Latin polypus 'octopus', from Greek, from poly- ( POLY-) + pous 'foot'

polyp

noun
     
pol‧yp [countable]
1MI a small lump that grows inside your body because of an illness, but is not likely to harm you
2HBA a very simple sea animal that has a body like a tube:
a coral polyp

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