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(noun) Plural form of polyp.

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... I'm Julia, a physicist/biochemist. I love all science! So bluebottles, or Portuguese men o' war, are not jellyfish but are colonies of zooids: polyps and medusae, So, this is really weird and awesome (like lots of biology!). I have some questions: 1. There are four different types of zooid ...

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by Waylah
Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: siphonophores
Replies: 2
Views: 3758

Re: Blood from the anus

... and conditions can cause rectal bleeding and toilet paper is not the main one. Common causes include: anal fissures, hemorrhoids, cancers and polyps of the rectum and colon, diverticulosis, abnormal blood vessels (angiodysplasia), ulcerative colitis, ulcerative proctitis, Crohn's colitis, ...

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by Paula78
Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:28 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Blood from the anus
Replies: 16
Views: 83647

what is this?

Maybe immature coral polyps that have been polished up by the natural action of the waves? dunno but very interesting. Stu

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by vk4vfx
Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:35 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: what is this?
Replies: 8
Views: 6178

Re: animal with the longest lifespan

... differentiated state of the cell and transforms it into a new cell. In this process the medusa of the immortal jellyfish is transformed into the polyps of a new polyp colony. First, the umbrella reverts itself and then the tentacles and mesoglea get resorbed. The reverted medusa then attaches ...

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by master94
Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: animal with the longest lifespan
Replies: 9
Views: 13813

Coral and Scyphzoans

... carbonate skeleton that created coral reefs. You are right with the second one. Mature scyphozoans are all medusae. Juveniles are, in most cases polyps but change at a very early stage to medusae.

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by firechild
Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:13 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Coral and Scyphzoans
Replies: 1
Views: 3569
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