Architeuthis

noun Ar·chi·teu·this \ˌärkəˈt(y)üthə̇s\

Definition of Architeuthis

  1. :  a genus of gigantic squids containing the largest mollusks known, some being 40 feet long inclusive of the long arms

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Origin and Etymology of architeuthis

New Latin, from archi- + Teuthis


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