octopod definition

  • noun:
    • some of numerous cephalopod mollusks regarding the order Octopoda, eg an octopus, having eight tentacles.
    • Any animal with eight foot or foot-like parts.
    • Any cephalopod mollusks of this purchase Octopoda.
    • among Octocerata.
    • An octopus, or octopod cephalopod; any member of the Octopoda.
    • a cephalopod with eight arms but lacking an internal layer
  • others:
    • In Mollusca, eight-footed or eight-armed, as an octopus; regarding the Octopoda, or having their particular characters; octocerous.

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