Octopoda

plural noun
Oc·top·o·da | \äkˈtäpədə\

Definition of Octopoda 

: an order of cephalopod mollusks (subclass Dibranchia) comprising the octopuses, argonauts, and related mollusks that have eight arms with sessile suckers devoid of horny rims and that often have vestiges of an internal shell but have an external shell only in the argonaut

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Other Words from Octopoda

octopodan \(ˈ)⸗¦⸗⸗dᵊn \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Octopoda

New Latin, from Greek oktōpoda, oktapoda, neuter plural of oktōpod-, oktapod-, oktōpous, oktapous octopod

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Octopoda

Statistics for Octopoda

Look-up Popularity

Comments on Octopoda

What made you want to look up Octopoda? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a generally accepted meaning of a word

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!