any animal with eight limbs; specif., any of an order (Octopoda) of cephalopod mollusks, including the octopus and the paper nautilus
Origin of octopodfrom Classical Greek okt?pous (gen. oct?podos): see octopus
Any of various cephalopod mollusks of the order Octopoda, which includes the octopuses, having eight sucker-bearing arms.
Origin of octopodFrom New Latin Octōpoda order name from Greek oktōpoda neuter pl. of oktōpous octopus ; see octopus .
- oc′to·pod′ oc′to·pod′ous