Definition: 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.
[L. polypus; G. polypous, contr. fr. G. polys, many, + pous, foot]
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Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.