Cephalopoda

noun plural
Ceph·​a·​lop·​o·​da | \ ˌsef-ə-ˈläp-əd-ə \

Medical Definition of Cephalopoda

: a class of mollusks including the squids, cuttlefishes, and octopuses that have a tubular siphon under the head, a group of muscular arms around the front of the head which are usually furnished with suckers, highly developed eyes, and usually a bag of inky fluid which can be ejected for defense or concealment

Other Words from Cephalopoda

cephalopod \ ˈsef-​ə-​lə-​ˌpäd \ adjective or noun
cephalopodan \ ˌsef-​ə-​ˈläp-​əd-​ən \ adjective or noun

Learn More about Cephalopoda

Share Cephalopoda

Comments on Cephalopoda

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

WORD OF THE DAY

tremendous in size, volume, or degree

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three-bears-two-of-them-look-like-theyre-whispering-to-a-third-bear-who-looks-chuffed-to-be-the-center-of-attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

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!