octopod


oc·to·pod

noun \ˈäk-tə-ˌpäd\

Definition of OCTOPOD

:  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

Other Invertebrates (Except Insects) Terms

anemone, cephalopod, quahog

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