Definition of polypus in English:

polypus

noun

  • 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.’

Origin

Late Middle English: via Latin from a variant of Greek polupous cuttlefish, polyp from polu- many + pous, pod- foot.

Pronunciation:

polypus

/ˈpäləpəs/