/ok"teuh pod'/, n.
any eight-armed cephalopod mollusk of the order or suborder Octopoda, including the octopuses and paper nautiluses.
[1820-30; < NL Octopoda name of the order < Gk októpoda neut. pl. of OKTÓPOUS eight-footed. See OCTO-, -POD]

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