Meaning of octopod in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɒktəpɒd/


  • A cephalopod mollusc of the order Octopoda; an octopus.

    ‘The major groups of drilling marine predators include octopods and gastropods.’
    • ‘Because of the lack of the external conch the octopods swam swiftly, and successfully coped with the upper Cretaceous marine predators.’
    • ‘Lewy demonstrated the similarity in breeding strategies between ammonoids and extant octopods.’
    • ‘For both decapod and octopod suckers, the maximum pressure differentials show a significant inverse correlation with sucker size.’
    • ‘In the deep Southern Ocean, researchers have discovered a surprisingly large collection of octopods including one genus new to science.’