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n. - 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; A small vascular growth on the surface of a mucous membrane.

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  • A vocal cord polyp is a small swelling in the mucous membranes covering the vocal cords.
  • Respect democracy and name the polyp Colbert! anon.
  • A polyp is a growth of tissue that develops on the lining of the colon or rectum.
  • She said the reflux could only partially explain the hoarseness and that she thinks the polyp is the primary culprit. for more
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