Definition of Octopodidae
: 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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