EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR POLYP
On the 25th of November, 1740, he cut a polyp into sections.
"It is nothing for a polyp only to be spitted," says Trembley.
After a while it settles down, becomes fixed and develops into a polyp.
On a polyp a bud is formed by a hollow outgrowth of the body-wall.
In the substance of this polyp lives a crustacean, the nature of which Mons.
Possibly the polyp stinging organs may have the same structure.
Such are the hydra, the polyp, the coral, and the sea-anemone.
The polyp extended his feet, and showed what M. de Marsigli and I had taken for the petals of a flower.
A polyp is either cut off or its pedicle bound with a ligature, and it is allowed to shrivel.
One very common kind is called a cup coral, because the polyp formed a skeleton shaped like a cup.
c.1400, "nasal tumor," from Middle French polype and directly from Latin polypus "cuttlefish," also "nasal tumor," from Greek (Doric, Aeolic) polypos "octopus, cuttlefish," from polys "many" (see poly-) + pous "foot" (see foot (n.)). Etymological sense revived 1742 as a name for hydras and sea anemones (earlier polypus, early 16c.). The Latin word is the source of French poulpe "octopus."