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- n. Plural form of polypus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. The Anthozoa.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- The polyps as a class or other high group of low invertebrate animals, of which the nearest modem synonym is Cœlentera or Cœlenterata.
- [lowercase] Plural of polypus.
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These light herbs, which we call polypi of soft water, have several roots, from which circumstance we have given them the name of polypi.
Although the polypi are the cause of the island being formed, they do not actually form it.
a kind of lining in the air-cells, and is sometimes spit up in the form of branching vessels, which are called polypi of the lungs.
In his books he describes such operations as the removal of foreign bodies from the nose, ear, and esophagus; and he recognizes foreign growths such as polypi in the air-passages, and gives the method of their removal.
[Greek: aneu tou andròs], as many of the 'polypi' and 'planariæ' do.
Tennyson gave the Kraken life in this sonnet, which speaks of its "[u] nnumber'd and enormous polypi" and reassures us that, for the time being, "[t] he Kraken sleepeth."
They therefore commence by showing us, that these soft water polypi have feeling, in order that we should present them with our right of citizenship.
This truth, to which all children can be witnesses, is more worthy than the illusion of polypi of soft water.
An hour and a half was spent washing down; for along with many coloured polypi, from corals, shells and insects, the big cable brings up much mud and rust, and makes a fishy smell by no means pleasant: the bottom seems to teem with life. —
Hour after hour, I stand on the forecastle-head, picking off little specimens of polypi and coral, or lie on the saloon deck reading back numbers of the Times — till something hitches, and then all is hurly-burly once more.