Architeuthis

noun

Ar·​chi·​teu·​this
ˌärkəˈt(y)üthə̇s
: a genus of gigantic squids containing the largest mollusks known, some being 40 feet long inclusive of the long arms

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from archi- + Teuthis

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“Architeuthis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Architeuthis. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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