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Octopoda

Syllabification: Oc·top·o·da
Pronunciation: /äkˈtäpədə
 
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Zoology

Definition of Octopoda in English:

An order of cephalopod mollusks that comprises the octopuses.
Example sentences
  • These included the superorders Octopodiformes and Decapodiformes, the order Octopoda, the octopod suborder Incirrata, and the teuthoid suborder Myopsida.
  • A guess is that octopod is a backformation from the neuter plural octopoda, the name of the order containing octopuses.

Origin

modern Latin (plural), from Greek oktōpous, oktōpod-, from oktō 'eight' + pous, pod- 'foot'.

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