Resembling a polyp in gross features. SYN: polypiform. [polyp + G. eidos, resemblance]

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pol·yp·oid 'päl-ə-.pȯid adj
1) resembling a polyp <a \polypoid intestinal growth>
2) marked by the formation of lesions suggesting polyps <\polypoid disease>

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having the appearance of a polyp.

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pol·yp·oid (polґĭ-poid) [polyp + -oid] resembling a polyp.

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  • Polypoid — Pol y*poid, a. [Polyp + oid.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Like a polyp; having the nature of a polyp, but lacking the tentacles or other parts. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) Resembling a polypus in appearance; having a character like that of a polypus. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • polypoid — polyp ► NOUN 1) Zoology the sedentary form of an organism such as a sea anemone or coral, in some cases forming a distinct stage in the animal s life cycle. 2) Medicine a small growth protruding from a mucous membrane. DERIVATIVES polypoid… …   English terms dictionary

  • polypoid — adjective see polyp …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • polypoid — see polyp …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • polypoid — /pol euh poyd /, adj. Pathol. resembling a polyp. [1835 45; POLYP + OID] * * * …   Universalium

  • polypoid — adjective a) Resembling a polyp. b) Marked by the presence of lesions suggesting polyps …   Wiktionary

  • polypoid — po|ly|po|id <Adj.> [zu ↑Polyp u. griech. oeide̅s = ähnlich] (Med.): polypenartig (z. B. von Schleimhautwucherungen) …   Universal-Lexikon

  • polypoid — polypo|i̱d [↑Polyp u. ↑...id]: polypenähnlich (z. B. von Schleimhautwucherungen) …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • polypoid — po|ly|po|id <zu ↑Polyp u. ↑...oid> polypenähnlich (z. B. von Schleimhautwucherungen; Med.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • polypoid — pÉ‘lɪpɔɪd / pÉ’l adj. resembling a polyp, similar to a polyp (abnormal growth on a mucous membrane) …   English contemporary dictionary

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