Definition of Octopoda in English:

Octopoda

plural noun

Zoology
  • An order of cephalopod molluscs that comprises the octopuses.

    ‘These included the superorders Octopodiformes and Decapodiformes, the order Octopoda, the octopod suborder Incirrata, and the teuthoid suborder Myopsida.’
    ‘A guess is that octopod is a backformation from the neuter plural octopoda, the name of the order containing octopuses.’

Origin

Modern Latin (plural), from Greek oktōpous, oktōpod-, from oktō ‘eight’ + pous, pod- ‘foot’.

Pronunciation

Octopoda

/ˌɒktəˈpəʊdə/