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pol·yp

(pol'ip),
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 growing from a relatively broad base or a slender stalk; polyps may be neoplasms, foci of inflammation, degenerative lesions, or malformations.
Synonym(s): polypus
[L. polypus; G. polypous, contr. fr. G. polys, many, + pous, foot]

polypus

/poly·pus/ (pol´ĭ-pus) pl. pol´ypi   [L.] polyp.

pol·yp

(pol'ip)
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 hemispheroid, spheroid, or irregular moundlike structure growing from a relatively broad base or a slender stalk; polyps may be neoplasms, foci of inflammation, degenerative lesions, or malformations.
Synonym(s): polypus.
[L. polypus; G. polypous, contr. fr. G. polys, many, + pous, foot]

polypus

pl. polypi [L.] polyp.
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Now the polypus comes to breakfast upon a worm; now it is kept up to see how long it will live without eating; now it is turned inside outward, and now it sickens and dies.
Simplifying the Kraken's world, letting one kind of polypus slide over into another, activates what might be called the logic of the lowest common denominator.
If the poet is to be a Kraken, it seems, he must achieve that point of identification on rather specialized terms, through a semantic trick, a verbal illusion, in which one kind of polypus substitutes for another.
In Blake the aquatic Polypus symbolizes human society because some forms of this animal are "colonial" organisms of individuals.
Thus the polypus or octopus with its tentacles in the celebrated simile describing the struggle between Salmacis and Hermaphroditus (~Polypus .
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View'd from Miltons Track" Ulro seems "a vast Polypus / Of living fibres down into the Sea of Time & Space growing / A self-devouring monstrous Human Death .
Three further analogues between the vegetal and the human shape the rest of the chapter: Blake's puzzling attitude toward sexual reproduction, his central placement of the vegetal/animal polypus, and his redemptive revision of the "globe of blood" that first appears in The Book of Urizen.
Hand & Hyle rooted into Jerusalem by a fibre Of strong revenge & Skifeld Vegetaded by Reubens Gate In every Nation of the Earth till the Twelve Sons of Albion Enrooted into every Nation: a mighty Polypus growing From Albion over the whole earth: such is my awful vision.
A commentary of about 1810 speaks with horror as London extended its "great polypus arms over the country round," where brick kilns "poisoned" the salubrious air, leaving an overwhelming odor of carrion (a smell of death so powerful that it caused nausea).