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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pol·yp /ˈpɑləp/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 pol·yp /ˈpɑləp/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pol·yp n.  Zool. (a) One of the feeding or nutritive zooids of a hydroid or coral. (b) One of the Anthozoa. (c) pl. Same as Anthozoa. See Anthozoa, Madreporaria, Hydroid. [Written also polype.]
 Fresh-water polyp, the hydra.
 Polyp stem Zool., that portion of the stem of a siphonophore which bears the polypites, or feeding zooids.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a small vascular growth on the surface of a mucous membrane
           [syn: polypus]
      2: one of two forms that coelenterates take e.g. a hydra or
         coral: usually sedentary and has a hollow cylindrical body
         usually with a ring of tentacles around the mouth