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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.


(ˈɒktəˌpɒd) or


(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


(ˈɒk təˌpɒd)

any eight-armed cephalopod mollusk of the order Octopoda: includes the octopuses and paper nautiluses.
[1820–30; < New Latin Octopoda < Greek oktṓpous eight-footed]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.octopod - a cephalopod with eight arms but lacking an internal shelloctopod - a cephalopod with eight arms but lacking an internal shell
cephalopod, cephalopod mollusk - marine mollusk characterized by well-developed head and eyes and sucker-bearing tentacles
Octopoda, order Octopoda - octopuses and paper nautilus
devilfish, octopus - bottom-living cephalopod having a soft oval body with eight long tentacles
Argonauta argo, paper nautilus, nautilus, Argonaut - cephalopod mollusk of warm seas whose females have delicate papery spiral shells
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