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Polypi

Polypi \Pol"y*pi\, n. pl. [NL.] (Zo["o]l.) The Anthozoa.

Polypi

Polypus \Pol"y*pus\, n.; pl. E. Polypuses, L. Polypi. [L. See Polyp.]

  1. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Polyp.

  2. (Med.) A tumor, usually with a narrow base, somewhat resembling a pear, -- found in the nose, uterus, etc., and produced by hypertrophy of some portion of the mucous membrane.

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polypi

n. (en-irregular plural of: polypus)

WordNet
polypus
  1. n. a small vascular growth on the surface of a mucous membrane [syn: polyp]

  2. [also: polypi (pl)]

polypi

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Usage examples of "polypi".

Besides other things the nets brought up, were several flabellariae and graceful polypi, that are peculiar to that part of the ocean.

As to the vessel, it moved not, and was immovable, as if the coralline polypi had already walled it up with their in destructible cement.

This precious matter, often confused with other polypi, formed then the inextricable plots called “macciota,” and on which I noticed several beautiful specimens of pink coral.

We dug the grave, and the polypi undertake to seal our dead for eternity.

Its nets brought up numerous specimens of polypi and curious shells of mollusca.

This precious matter, often confounded with other polypi, formed then the inextricable plots called "macciota," and on which I noticed several beautiful specimens of pink coral.

Between the coralline shrubs I noticed other polypi not less curious—melites, and irises with articulated ramifications.

These polypi are found particularly in the rough beds of the sea, near the surface.

Besides other things the nets brought up were several flabellariæ and graceful polypi, that are peculiar to that part of the ocean.

Its nets brought up numerous specimens of polypi, and curious shells of molluska.