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Glossary: familial polyposis, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

familial polyposis

(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.