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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 and Etymology 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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