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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.
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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
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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]
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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.
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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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Translations
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"What!" said Conseil; "cuttlefish, real cuttlefish of the cephalopod class?"
Its eight arms, or rather feet, fixed to its head, that have given the name of cephalopod to these animals, were twice as long as its body, and were twisted like the furies' hair.
Yet if we compare the older Reptiles and Batrachians, the older Fish, the older Cephalopods, and the eocene Mammals, with the more recent members of the same classes, we must admit that there is some truth in the remark.
"Head foot" is what cephalopod means cephalopod being the family that octopuses, squid and cuttlefish belong to.
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The authors have found higher mean Cd levels in the former than in the latter cephalopod family in three different regions, i.e., in Faroe Island waters, in the western continental shelf of Ireland, as well as in the Bay of Biscay.
Visual sensitivity to angle is anatomically determined by the density of photoreceptor cells on the retina, and this characteristic varies among cephalopod species.
Cephalopod mollusks live from nearshore to the continental slope and into the deep benthic and pelagic zones, with many of the more than 800 cephalopod species being commercially harvested [1-5].
There were two major categories in the photo competition--Open (interchangeable lens) and Compact (fixed lens), from which there were five other sub-categories: Macro or Supermacro, Marine Behavior, Nudibranch, Fish Portrait, and this year's new Cephalopod category.