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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


familial polyposis  listen  (fuh-MIH-lee-ul PAH-lee-POH-sis)

  An inherited condition in which numerous polyps (growths that protrude from mucous membranes) form on the inside walls of the colon and rectum. It increases the risk of colorectal cancer. Also called familial adenomatous polyposis and FAP.