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synonyms for polyp

  • tumor
  • anemone
  • coelenterate
  • coral
  • hydra
  • hydroid
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Under heat stress, corals’ algae spew toxic chemicals, prompting polyps to kick them out.
PROBIOTICS HELP LAB CORALS SURVIVE DEADLY HEAT STRESSJONATHAN LAMBERTAUGUST 13, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
Center stage are the photosynthetic algae that harness the power of the sun, providing energy to their animal host, the coral polyp.
PROBIOTICS HELP LAB CORALS SURVIVE DEADLY HEAT STRESSJONATHAN LAMBERTAUGUST 13, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
No one really understood why bleaching occurred, only that if a coral polyp remained without its algae for too long, it could starve and die.
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It is in the most beautiful azure depths of the limpid water that this hideous, voracious polyp delights.
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Thus a polyp, if hard put to it, may shift what little brain and stomach happen to be in his possession.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 14, NO. 85, NOVEMBER, 1864VARIOUS
Each several coral-individual is equivalent to a single living polyp (actinia).
THE WONDERS OF LIFEERNST HAECKEL
The corallite is composed of carbonate of lime secreted by the polyp, and, broadly speaking, may be called a skeleton.
THE SEA-BEACH AT EBB-TIDEAUGUSTA FOOTE ARNOLD
The polyp on the upper end continues to live and rises above the excess of solid matter.
THE SEA-BEACH AT EBB-TIDEAUGUSTA FOOTE ARNOLD
The spicules of lime secreted in the polyp unite or fuse into a tube or cylindrical skeleton.
THE SEA-BEACH AT EBB-TIDEAUGUSTA FOOTE ARNOLD
Thus, as the original polyp constantly rises and buds, the colony assumes a stem-like form, covered with numerous individuals.
THE SEA-BEACH AT EBB-TIDEAUGUSTA FOOTE ARNOLD
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WORDS RELATED TO POLYP

  • Cancer
  • cancroid
  • excrescence
  • fibrous tissue
  • fibrousness
  • fungus
  • lump
  • mole
  • outgrowth
  • parasite
  • polyp
  • swelling
  • thickening
  • wen
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