Decacera
Decacerata De*cac`e*ra"ta, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. de`ka ten + ke`ras a horn.] (Zo["o]l.) The division of Cephalopoda which includes the squids, cuttlefishes, and others having ten arms or tentacles; -- called also {Decapoda}. [Written also {Decacera}.] See {Dibranchiata}.

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  • Decacerata — De*cac e*ra ta, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. de ka ten + ke ras a horn.] (Zo[ o]l.) The division of Cephalopoda which includes the squids, cuttlefishes, and others having ten arms or tentacles; called also {Decapoda}. [Written also {Decacera}.] See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Decapoda — Decacerata De*cac e*ra ta, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. de ka ten + ke ras a horn.] (Zo[ o]l.) The division of Cephalopoda which includes the squids, cuttlefishes, and others having ten arms or tentacles; called also {Decapoda}. [Written also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Decapoda — De*cap o*da (d[ e]*k[a^]p [ o]*d[.a]), prop. n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. de ka ten + poy s, podo s, foot.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The order of Crustacea which includes the shrimps, lobsters, crabs, etc. [1913 Webster] Note: They have a carapace, covering and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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