- polyp:  A polyp is etymologically a ‘manyfooted’ creature. The word originally signified ‘octopus’, but in the 18th century was broadened out into a general term for marine invertebrates with tentacles, such as hydras and sea anemones. It comes via French polype and Latin polypus from Greek polúpous ‘cuttlefish’, a compound formed from pólus ‘much, many’ and poús ‘foot’ (source of English pew and podium and related to English foot).
The metaphorical application of the word to a tumour growing from mucous membrane (an allusion to its tentacle-like outgrowths) originated in Greek. Greek pólus (a distant relative of English full and plural) is of course the starting point of many English poly- words, all with the underlying notion of ‘several’ – among them polyglot  (etymologically ‘many tongues’), polygon , polysyllable , and polytechnic .
And its plural, polloí ‘many’, is the origin of English hoi polloi , literally ‘the many’.
=> foot, full, hoi polloi, pedal, plural, plus, polygon
- polyp (n.)
- 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," from PIE root *ped- (1) "a 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."
- 1. It takes ten years or more for a benign polyp to turn malignant.
- 2. Coral is formed by certain types of polyp.
- 3. To investigate nursing of gastric polyp electrocision by awak - sedation gastroscope during operation.
- 4. Ureteral fibroepithelial polyp is a rather rare benign tumor.
- 5. If your colonoscopy reveals a polyp, your doctor will remove it immediately.
- 如果结肠镜检查发现息肉, 医生会马上给予切除.
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