Octopodidae

plural noun Oc·to·pod·i·dae \ˌäktəˈpädəˌdē\

Definition of Octopodidae

  1. :  a family of mollusks comprising the typical octopuses that are comparatively large eight-armed cephalopods with a small saclike body, a large head armed with a strong beak, highly developed eyes, and the arms united at the base by a membrane and usually provided with two rows of suckers by which they cling to the sea bottom or hold their prey

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Origin and Etymology of octopodidae

New Latin, from Octopod-, Octopus, type genus + -idae


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