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a bulging or protruding angioma of the nasal mucous membrane.
Synonym(s): bleeding polyp
Invasion of the nasal cavity or, occasionally, the conjunctiva or other superficial structures by Rhinosporidium seeberi, resulting in a chronic granulomatous disease producing bleeding polyps or other forms of hyperplasia on mucous membranes; it is found principally in India and Sri Lanka.
bleeding polypAny of several distinct pathological entities:
(1) Polypoid hemangioma.
(2) A protuberant haemangioma of the nasal mucosa.
(3) A nonspecific term for any polyp that bleeds easily.
An angioma of the nasal mucous membrane.
See also: polyp