any animal with eight limbs; specif., any of an order (Octopoda) of cephalopod mollusks, including the octopus and the paper nautilus
Origin of octopod; from 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 Oct&omacron;poda, order name, from Greek okt&omacron;poda, neuter pl. of okt&omacron;pous, octopus; see octopus.
- oc′to·pod′, oc′to·pod′ous