octopod
noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek oktōpod-, oktōpous scorpion, from oktō- octa- + pod-, pous foot — more at foot Date: circa 1836 any of an order (Octopoda) of cephalopod mollusks (as an octopus or argonaut) that have eight arms bearing sessile suckers • octopod adjective

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  • octopod — OCTOPÓD, Ă, octopozi, de, adj., s.n. 1. adj. (Despre animale) Care are opt picioare. 2. s.n. (La pl.) Ordin de moluşte cefalopode, care cuprinde animale cu opt tentacule în jurul capului, purtătoare de ventuze; (şi la sg.) animal din acest ordin …   Dicționar Român

  • Octopod — Oc to*pod, n. [Gr. ? eight footed; oktw eight + poy s, podo s, foot: cf. F. octopode.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of the Octocerata. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • octopod — 1826 (adj.); 1835 (n.), from Latinized form of Gk. oktopod , from stem of oktopous (see OCTOPUS (Cf. octopus)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • octopod — [äk′tə päd΄] n. [< Gr oktōpous (gen. octōpodos): see OCTOPUS] any animal with eight limbs; specif., any of an order (Octopoda) of cephalopod mollusks, including the octopus and the paper nautilus octopodan [äk′täp′ə dən] adj., n. octopodous… …   English World dictionary

  • octopod — adj. [Gr. okto, eight; pous, foot] Bearing 8 tentacles, feet or arms; octopody n …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • octopod — /ok teuh pod /, n. any eight armed cephalopod mollusk of the order or suborder Octopoda, including the octopuses and paper nautiluses. [1820 30; < NL Octopoda name of the order < Gk októpoda neut. pl. of OKTÓPOUS eight footed. See OCTO , POD] * * …   Universalium

  • octopod — noun a) Any animal with eight feet or foot like parts. b) Any cephalopod mollusks of the order Octopoda …   Wiktionary

  • octopód — s. n., pl. octopóde …   Romanian orthography

  • octopod — oc·to·pod || É‘ktÉ™pÉ‘d / É’ktÉ™pÉ’d n. creature with eight legs; octopus …   English contemporary dictionary

  • octopod — [ ɒktəpɒd] noun Zoology a cephalopod mollusc of the order Octopoda; an octopus. Origin from mod. L. Octopoda, from Gk oktōpous, oktōpod , from oktō eight + pous, pod foot …   English new terms dictionary

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