decapod

noun
deca·​pod | \ ˈde-kə-ˌpäd How to pronounce decapod (audio) \

Definition of decapod

1 : any of an order (Decapoda) of crustaceans (such as shrimp, lobsters, and crabs) with five pairs of thoracic appendages one or more of which are modified into pincers, with stalked eyes, and with the head and thorax fused into a cephalothorax and covered by a carapace
2 : any of the cephalopod mollusks (orders Sepioidea and Teuthoidea) with 10 arms including cuttlefishes, squids, and related forms

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Other Words from decapod

decapod adjective
decapodan \ di-​ˈka-​pə-​dən How to pronounce decapodan (audio) \ adjective or noun
decapodous \ di-​ˈka-​pə-​dəs How to pronounce decapodous (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of decapod

1826, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for decapod

New Latin Decapoda, from deca- + -poda -pod

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