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- archaic or technical term for polyp
- ‘Leaving the polypi unattended to can lead to complications.’
- ‘If the nose block persists, in spite of surgery, then it can be due to residual or recurrent polypi.’
- ‘Acupuncture stimulation is applied on ear acupoint ‘lung’ to treat nasal polypus, chronic rhinitis, etc.’
Late Middle English: via Latin from a variant of Greek polupous cuttlefish, polyp from polu- many + pous, pod- foot.
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