any eight-armed cephalopod mollusk of the order or suborder Octopoda, including the octopuses and paper nautiluses.
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How to use octopod in a sentence
While she looked, studiously ignoring the man behind her, Virginia saw the big octopod engine clamoring up the grade.A Fool For Love | Francis Lynde
After a molt, they transform into nymphs which, like the adult, have four pairs of legs and are called octopod nymphs.
These molt on the sixteenth day to form an octopod nymph, which molts again the twenty-first day.
Dutton and Todd observed that the larval stage is undergone in the egg and that the first free stage is that of the octopod nymph.
And he swung over the railing and dropped off to mount the octopod and to race it back to the front.A Fool For Love | Francis Lynde
British Dictionary definitions for octopod
any cephalopod mollusc of the order Octopoda, including octopuses and the paper nautilus, having eight tentacles, and lacking an internal shell
of, relating to, or belonging to the Octopoda
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