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octopod

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noun oc·to·pod \ˈäk-tə-ˌpäd\

Definition of octopod

  1. :  any of an order (Octopoda) of cephalopod mollusks (as an octopus or argonaut) that have eight arms bearing sessile suckers

octopod adjective


Origin of octopod

ultimately from Greek oktōpod-, oktōpous scorpion, from oktō- octa- + pod-, pous foot — more at foot


First Known Use: circa 1836

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