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Originally appearing in Volume V22, Page 38 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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POLYPUS, a term signifying a tumour which is attached by a narrow neck to the walls of a cavity lined with mucousmembrane. A polypus• or polypoid tumour may belong to any variety of tumour, either simple or malignant. The most common variety is a polypus of the nose of simple character and easily removed. Polypi are also met with in the ear, larynx, uterus, bladder, vagina, and rectum. (See TuMouk.)
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POLYTECHNIC (Gr. aroWus, many, and rEXvn, an art)

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