cephalopod [sef′ə lō päd΄]
any of a class (Cephalopoda) of marine mollusks having a distinct head with highly developed eyes, varying numbers of arms, with suckers, attached to the head about the mouth, and a saclike fin-bearing mantle, as an octopus, squid, or cuttlefish

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  • Cephalopod — Ceph a*lo*pod (s[e^]f [.a]*l[ o]*p[o^]d), Cephalopode Ceph a*lo*pode (s[e^]f [.a]*l[ o]*p[=o]d), n. (Zo[ o]l.) One of the Cephalopoda. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cephalopod — 1826, from Fr. cephalopode, from Mod.L. cephalopoda, from Gk. kephale head + pod , stem of pous foot (see FOOT (Cf. foot)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cephalopod — ► NOUN Zoology ▪ a mollusc of a class including octopuses and squids. ORIGIN from Greek kephal head + pous foot …   English terms dictionary

  • Cephalopod — Cephalopods Temporal range: Devonian – Recent[1] (Stem groups from Cambrian)[2] …   Wikipedia

  • cephalopod — /sef euh leuh pod /, n. 1. any mollusk of the class Cephalopoda, having tentacles attached to the head, including the cuttlefish, squid, and octopus. adj. 2. Also, cephalopodic, cephalopodous /sef euh lop euh deuhs/. belonging or pertaining to… …   Universalium

  • cephalopod — noun Etymology: ultimately from cephal + Greek pod , pous foot more at foot Date: 1826 any of a class (Cephalopoda) of marine mollusks including the squids, cuttlefishes, and octopuses that move by expelling water from a tubular siphon under the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Cephalopod intelligence — An octopus in a zoo Cephalopod intelligence has an important comparative aspect in the understanding of intelligence because it relies on a nervous system fundamentally different from that of vertebrates.[1] The cephalopod class of molluscs,… …   Wikipedia

  • Cephalopod eye — Vertebrate …   Wikipedia

  • Cephalopod arm — Arm of Illex illecebrosus with two rows of suckers along its length Tentacle of Illex illecebrosus with a distal tentacular club (right) …   Wikipedia

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