cephalopod


cephalopod
ceph·a·lo·pod || 'sefələʊpɒd n. any mollusk from the class Cephalopoda, any mollusk with tentacles that directly attach to its head (such as the octopus and cuttlefish)

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  • Cephalopod — Ceph a*lo*pod (s[e^]f [.a]*l[ o]*p[o^]d), Cephalopode Ceph a*lo*pode (s[e^]f [.a]*l[ o]*p[=o]d), n. (Zo[ o]l.) One of the Cephalopoda. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cephalopod — 1826, from Fr. cephalopode, from Mod.L. cephalopoda, from Gk. kephale head + pod , stem of pous foot (see FOOT (Cf. foot)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cephalopod — ► NOUN Zoology ▪ a mollusc of a class including octopuses and squids. ORIGIN from Greek kephal head + pous foot …   English terms dictionary

  • cephalopod — [sef′ə lō päd΄] n. [ CEPHALO + POD] any of a class (Cephalopoda) of marine mollusks having a distinct head with highly developed eyes, varying numbers of arms, with suckers, attached to the head about the mouth, and a saclike fin bearing mantle,… …   English World dictionary

  • Cephalopod — Cephalopods Temporal range: Devonian – Recent[1] (Stem groups from Cambrian)[2] …   Wikipedia

  • cephalopod — /sef euh leuh pod /, n. 1. any mollusk of the class Cephalopoda, having tentacles attached to the head, including the cuttlefish, squid, and octopus. adj. 2. Also, cephalopodic, cephalopodous /sef euh lop euh deuhs/. belonging or pertaining to… …   Universalium

  • cephalopod — noun Etymology: ultimately from cephal + Greek pod , pous foot more at foot Date: 1826 any of a class (Cephalopoda) of marine mollusks including the squids, cuttlefishes, and octopuses that move by expelling water from a tubular siphon under the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cephalopod — Any of various marine mollusks of the class Cephalopoda, such as the octopus, squid, cuttlefish, or nautilus, having a large head, large eyes, prehensile tentacles, and, in most species, an ink sac containing a dark fluid used for protection or… …   Fisheries — dictionary

  • cephalopod — noun Any mollusc, of the class Cephalopoda, which includes squid, cuttlefish, octopus, nautiloids etc …   Wiktionary

  • Cephalopod — Tintenfisch; Kopffüßer …   Universal-Lexikon


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