cephalopods
Literally \'head-foot\'; animals like squid and octopus in which the tentacles converge at the head.

Fisheries — dictionary. . 2004.

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  • cephalopods — n.; n. pl. [Gr. kephale, head; pous, foot] A Class of Mollusca containing the squid, cuttlefish, octopus, argonaut, and spirula, with head foot bearing a ring of appendages, (many, 10 or 8), generally equipped with adhesive structures, suckers or …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • cephalopods — ceph·a·lo·pod || sefÉ™ləʊpÉ’d n. any mollusk from the class Cephalopoda, any mollusk with tentacles that directly attach to its head (such as the octopus and cuttlefish) …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Cephalopod size — The giant squid (Architeuthis sp.) was for a long time thought to be the largest extant cephalopod. It is now known that the colossal squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni) attains an even greater size. Size has been one of the most interesting… …   Wikipedia

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