Definition of cephalopod in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɛf(ə)lə(ʊ)pɒd/
Pronunciation: /ˈkɛf(ə)lə(ʊ)pɒd/


An active predatory mollusc of the large class Cephalopoda, such as an octopus or squid.
Example sentences
  • The invasion was not limited to brachiopods but also included bryozoans, cephalopods, corals, bivalves, gastropods, trilobites, and crinoids.
  • A typical marine community consisted of these animals, plus red and green algae, primitive fish, cephalopods, corals, crinoids, and gastropods.
  • Corals, conodonts, bivalves, brachiopods and cephalopods have comparable intracratonic distribution patterns.

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