Origin of cephalopodcephalo- + -pod
An octopus is an example of a cephalopod.
Origin of cephalopodFrom New Latin Cephalopoda class name cephalo- -poda -pod
From French céphalopode, from Ancient Greek κεφαλή (kephalē, “head”) + ποδός (podos), genitive singular of πούς (pous, “foot, leg”).
- Areas are found on the foot of the embryo Pulmonate Limax and on the yolk-sac (distended foot-surface) of the Cephalopod Loligo.
- Cephalopod molluscs have been traced back to the straight-shelled nautiloids of the genus Volborthella, while true ammonites have been found in the inferior Permian of the Continent and by American palaeontologists in the true coal measures.
- Whether the closed primitive shell-sac of the slugs (and with it the transient embryonic shell-gland of all other Mollusca) is precisely the same thing as the closed sac in which the calcareous pen or shell of the Cephalopod Sepia and its allies is formed, is a further question which we shall consider when dealing with the Cephalopoda.