Origin of decapod; from Modern Latin Decapoda, name of the order: see deca- and amp; -pod
- any of an order (Decapoda) of crustaceans having ten legs, as a lobster, shrimp, or crab
- a squid
- Any of various crustaceans of the order Decapoda, characteristically having five pairs of walking legs attached to the thorax and three pairs of maxillipeds used for feeding, and including the crabs, lobsters, and shrimps.
- Any of various cephalopod mollusks having eight arms and two tentacles, and including the squids and cuttlefishes.
Origin of decapodFrom New Latin Decapoda, crustacean order name : deca– + -poda, -pod. Sense 2, from New Latin Decapoda, former cephalopod order name : deca– + -poda, -pod.
- de·cap′o·dan , de·cap′o·dous
- (zoology) Having ten legs.
- (zoology) Any of various animals having ten legs or similar appendages, especially mollusks such as squid and cuttlefish.
- (zoology) Any crustacean, of the order Decapoda, such as crabs or lobsters.
- (rail transport) A nickname for either the 0-10-0 or 2-10-0 train configurations. Sometimes capitalized.
From French décapode, see deca- + -pod