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Any of various cephalopod mollusks of the order Octopoda, which includes the octopuses, having eight sucker-bearing arms.
[From New Latin Octōpoda, order name, from Greek oktōpoda, neuter pl. of oktōpous, octopus; see octopus.]
oc′to·pod′, oc′to·pod′ous adj.
(Animals) any cephalopod mollusc of the order Octopoda, including octopuses and the paper nautilus, having eight tentacles, and lacking an internal shell
(Zoology) Also: octopodous or octopoid of, relating to, or belonging to the Octopoda
any eight-armed cephalopod mollusk of the order Octopoda: includes the octopuses and paper nautiluses.
[1820–30; < New Latin Octopoda < Greek oktṓpous eight-footed]
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cephalopod, cephalopod mollusk - marine mollusk characterized by well-developed head and eyes and sucker-bearing tentacles