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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.]
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(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
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Cephalopoda
ˌcephaˈlopodan adj, n
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ceph•a•lo•pod(ˈsɛf ə ləˌpɒd)
any mollusk of the class Cephalopoda, having tentacles attached to the head, including the squid, octopus, and nautilus.
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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.
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|Noun||1.||cephalopod - 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
chambered nautilus, pearly nautilus, nautilus - cephalopod of the Indian and Pacific oceans having a spiral shell with pale pearly partitions
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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