- An abnormal growth of tissue in the lining of the bowel. Polyps are a risk factor for colon cancer.
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Polyp (medicine) — Infobox Disease Name = Colon polyps Caption = Polyp of sigmoid colon as revealed by colonoscopy. Approximately 1 cm in diameter. The polyp was removed by snare cautery DiseasesDB = ICD10 = ICD10|K|63|5|k|55 various ICD9 = ICDO = OMIM =… … Wikipedia
Colon (anatomy) — For other uses, see Colon. Colon (anatomy) Front of abdomen, showing surface markings for liver, stomach, and large intestine. Gray s … Wikipedia
polyp — polypous, adj. /pol ip/, n. 1. Zool. a. a sedentary type of animal form characterized by a more or less fixed base, columnar body, and free end with mouth and tentacles, esp. as applied to coelenterates. b. an individual zooid of a compound or… … Universalium
polyp — UK [ˈpɒlɪp] / US [ˈpɑlɪp] noun [countable] Word forms polyp : singular polyp plural polyps 1) medical a small lump that grows on a stem inside hollow organs such as your nose or colon 2) biology a small sea animal with a body like a tube and… … English dictionary
polyp — noun Etymology: French polype octopus, nasal polyp, from Old French polipe, from Latin polypus, from Greek polypous, from poly + pous foot more at foot Date: 1742 1. a coelenterate (as a coral) that has typically a hollow cylindrical body closed… … New Collegiate Dictionary
polyp — A general descriptive term used with reference to any mass of tissue that bulges or projects outward or upward from the normal surface level, thereby being macroscopically visible as a hemispheroidal, spheroidal, or irregular moundlike structure… … Medical dictionary
polyp — polypus; n. a growth, usually benign, protruding from a mucous membrane. Polyps are commonly found in the nose and sinuses, giving rise to obstruction, chronic infection, and discharge. They are often present in patients with allergic rhinitis,… … The new mediacal dictionary
Colorectal polyp — Colon polyps Classification and external resources Polyp of sigmoid colon as revealed by colonoscopy. Approximately 1 cm in diameter. The polyp was removed by snare cautery ICD 10 K … Wikipedia
adenomatous polyp — noun a polyp that consists of benign neoplastic tissue derived from glandular epithelium adenomatous polyps are visible protrusions that can develop on the mucosal surface of the colon or rectum • Hypernyms: ↑polyp, ↑polypus … Useful english dictionary
adenomatous polyp of colon — a benign growth in the epithelium of the sigmoid colon or rectum, seen in many persons over age 60 and sometimes preneoplastic; both tubular and villous varieties have been described. It may be sessile or pedunculated and solitary or multiple … Medical dictionary