Glossary Term:

Title

polyp

Phonetic

<b>pah</b>-lip

Description

a growth from a mucous membrane commonly found in organs such as the rectum, the uterus, and the nose. Polyps may be non-cancerous (benign) or cancerous (malignant). See also adenomatous polyp, hyperplastic polyp, inflammatory polyp, mucous membrane, rectum, uterus.