Cephalopod Definition

sĕfə-lə-pŏd
cephalopods
noun
cephalopods
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.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
  • cephalopod mollusk
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Other Word Forms of Cephalopod

Noun

Singular:
cephalopod
Plural:
cephalopods

Origin of Cephalopod

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

    From Wiktionary

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

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

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