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ceph·a·lo·pod

 (sĕf′ə-lə-pŏd′)
n.
Any of various carnivorous marine mollusks of the class Cephalopoda, having a large head, a mouth with a chitinous beak surrounded by arms or tentacles, and in most species, an ink sac containing a dark fluid used for defense, and including the octopuses, squids, cuttlefishes, and nautiluses.

[From New Latin Cephalopoda, class name : cephalo- + -poda, -pod.]

ceph·a·lo·pod′ adj.

cephalopod

(ˈsɛfələˌpɒd)
n
(Animals) any marine mollusc of the class Cephalopoda, characterized by well-developed head and eyes and a ring of sucker-bearing tentacles. The group also includes the octopuses, squids, cuttlefish, and pearly nautilus
adj
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Cephalopoda
ˌcephaˈlopodan adj, n

ceph•a•lo•pod

(ˈsɛf ə ləˌpɒd)

n.
any mollusk of the class Cephalopoda, having tentacles attached to the head, including the squid, octopus, and nautilus.
[1820–30; < New Latin Cephalopoda; see cephalo-, -pod]

ceph·a·lo·pod

(sĕf′ə-lə-pŏd′)
Any of various ocean mollusks, such as the octopus, squid, and nautilus, having long tentacles around the mouth, a large head, a pair of large eyes, and a sharp beak. Cephalopods have the most highly developed nervous system of all invertebrates. If attacked, they squirt a cloud of dark inky liquid to confuse predators and make their escape.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cephalopod - marine mollusk characterized by well-developed head and eyes and sucker-bearing tentaclescephalopod - marine mollusk characterized by well-developed head and eyes and sucker-bearing tentacles
mollusc, mollusk, shellfish - invertebrate having a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a shell
Cephalopoda, class Cephalopoda - octopuses; squids; cuttlefish; pearly nautilus
chambered nautilus, pearly nautilus, nautilus - cephalopod of the Indian and Pacific oceans having a spiral shell with pale pearly partitions
dibranch, dibranchiate, dibranchiate mollusk - cephalopods having two gills
octopod - a cephalopod with eight arms but lacking an internal shell
decapod - cephalopods having eight short tentacles plus two long ones
Adj.1.cephalopod - relating or belonging to the class Cephalopoda
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