Definition of cephalopod noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsefələpɒd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsefələpɑːd//
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a type of mollusc with a combined head and body and large eyes. Cephalopods have arms and/or tentacles (= long thin parts like arms), which may have suckers (= round parts that suck) on them. Octopus and squid are cephalopods. Word Originmodern Latin (plural), from Greek kephalē ‘head’ + pous, pod- ‘foot’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cephalopod