Cephalopod meaning

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Any of various marine mollusks of the class Cephalopoda, having long tentacles around the mouth, a large head, a pair of large eyes, and a sharp beak. Cephalopods have the most highly developed nervous system of all invertebrates. Many cephalopods squirt a cloud of dark inky liquid to confuse predators. Cephalopods include the octopus, squid, cuttlefish, and nautilus, and the extinct ammonites, belemnites, and other nautiloids.
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The definition of a cephalopod is a marine creature with a large head, large eyes and tentacles.

An octopus is an example of a cephalopod.

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Any of various carnivorous marine mollusks of the class Cephalopoda, having a large head, a mouth with a chitinous beak surrounded by arms or tentacles, and in most species, an ink sac containing a dark fluid used for defense, and including the octopuses, squids, cuttlefishes, and nautiluses.
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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, as an octopus, squid, or cuttlefish.
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Any of various carnivorous marine mollusks of the class Cephalopoda, having a large head, a mouth with a chitinous beak surrounded by arms or tentacles, and in most species, an ink sac containing a dark fluid used for defense, and including the octopuses, squids, cuttlefishes, and nautiluses.
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Any mollusc, of the class Cephalopoda, which includes squid, cuttlefish, octopus, nautiloids etc.
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Origin of cephalopod

  • From New Latin Cephalopoda class name cephalo– -poda -pod

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French céphalopode, from Ancient Greek κεφαλή (kephalē, “head”) + ποδός (podos), genitive singular of πούς (pous, “foot, leg”).

    From Wiktionary