Decacerata
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}.

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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… …   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

  • Flying squid — Squid Squid (skw[i^]d), n. [Cf. {Squirt}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of ten armed cephalopods having a long, tapered body, and a caudal fin on each side; especially, any species of {Loligo}, {Ommastrephes}, and related genera. See …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Giant squid — Squid Squid (skw[i^]d), n. [Cf. {Squirt}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of ten armed cephalopods having a long, tapered body, and a caudal fin on each side; especially, any species of {Loligo}, {Ommastrephes}, and related genera. See …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Loligo Pealii — Squid Squid (skw[i^]d), n. [Cf. {Squirt}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of ten armed cephalopods having a long, tapered body, and a caudal fin on each side; especially, any species of {Loligo}, {Ommastrephes}, and related genera. See …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ommastrephes illecebrosus — Squid Squid (skw[i^]d), n. [Cf. {Squirt}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of ten armed cephalopods having a long, tapered body, and a caudal fin on each side; especially, any species of {Loligo}, {Ommastrephes}, and related genera. See …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Squid — (skw[i^]d), n. [Cf. {Squirt}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of ten armed cephalopods having a long, tapered body, and a caudal fin on each side; especially, any species of {Loligo}, {Ommastrephes}, and related genera. See {Calamary} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Squid hound — Squid Squid (skw[i^]d), n. [Cf. {Squirt}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of ten armed cephalopods having a long, tapered body, and a caudal fin on each side; especially, any species of {Loligo}, {Ommastrephes}, and related genera. See …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”