Fresh-water polyp, the hydra.Polyp stem(Zoöl.), that portion of the stem of a siphonophore which bears the polypites, or feeding zooids.

(Po*lyp"a*rous) a. [Poly- + L. parere to produce.] Producing or bearing a great number; bringing forth many.

(Pol"y*pa*ry) n.; pl. Polyparies [See Polyp.] (Zoöl.) Same as Polypidom.

(Pol"ype) n. [F.] (Zoöl.) See Polyp.

(Pol`y*pe"an) a. (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to a polyp, or polyps.

(Pol`y*pe*ryth"rin) n. [Polyp + Gr. red.] (Physiol. Chem.) A coloring matter found in many simple Anthozoa and some hydroids.

(Pol`y*pet"al*ous) a. [Poly- + petal.] (Bot.) Consisting of, or having, several or many separate petals; as, a polypetalous corolla, flower, or plant. Martyn.

(Po*lyph"a*gous) a. [L. polyphagus, Gr. poly`s much, many + to eat: cf. F. polyphage.] Eating, or subsisting on, many kinds of food; as, polyphagous animals.

1. Containing many names or terms; multinominal; as, the polynomial theorem.

2. Consisting of two or more words; having names consisting of two or more words; as, a polynomial name; polynomial nomenclature.

(Pol`y*nu"cle*ar) a. [Poly- + nuclear.] (Biol.) Containing many nuclei.

(Pol`y*nu*cle"o*lar) a. [Poly- + nucleolar.] (Biol.) Having more than one nucleolus.

(Pol`y*om"ma*tous) a. [Poly- + Gr. the eye.] Having many eyes.

(Pol`y*on"o*mous) a. [Poly- + Gr. name: cf. Gr. .] Having many names or titles; polyonymous. Sir W. Jones.

(Pol`y*on"o*my) n. [Cf. Gr. a multitude of names.] The use of a variety of names for the same object. G. S. Faber.

(Pol"y*o*nym) n.

1. An object which has a variety of names.

2. A polynomial name or term.

(Pol`y*on"y*mous), a. Polyonomous.

(Pol`y*op"tron Pol`y*op"trum) n. [NL., from Gr. poly`s many + seen.] (Opt.) A glass through which objects appear multiplied, but diminished in size. [R.]

(Pol`y*o*ra"ma) n. [Poly- + Gr. a sight, view.] A view of many objects; also, a sort of panorama with dissolving views.

(Pol"yp) n. [L. polypus, Gr. literally, many-footed; poly`s many + foot: cf. F. polype. See Poly- and Foot, and cf. Polypode, Polypody, Poulp.] (Zoöl.) (a) One of the feeding or nutritive zooids of a hydroid or coral. (b) One of the Anthozoa. (c) pl. Same as Anthozoa. See Anthozoa, Madreporaria, Hydroid. [Written also polype.]

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