Definition of Ommastrephes

1. Noun. Extremely active cylindrical squid with short strong arms and large rhombic terminal fins.

Generic synonyms: Squid
Group relationships: Genus Ommastrephes



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ommastrephes

omissions
omissive
omit
omits
omittable
omittance
omittances
omitted
omitter
omitters
omitting
omkar
omkars
omlah
omlahs
ommastrephes (current term)
ommatea
ommateal
ommateum
ommatidia
ommatidial
ommatidium
ommatophore
ommatophores
ommaya reservoir
ommission
ommissions
ommochrome
ommochromes
omneities

Literary usage of Ommastrephes

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1. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences by Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences (1882)
"In its anatomy this specie's resembles ommastrephes. ... The circulatory and renal systems are similar to those of ommastrephes, in most respects. ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1888)
"ommastrephes ,, Hoyle, diali. Ceph., p. 162. Indian and Pacific Oceans. 5. ... Roy. Irish Acad., i., p. 363, figs. 1-7. 1850. ommastrephes ..."

3. The Zoological Record ...: Being Records of Zoological Literature by Zoological Record Association (London, England), Zoological Society of London (1881)
"Verrill, Tr. Conn. Ac. vp 223 [Feb. 1880], pi. xxi. figs. 1-9: and Am. J. Sci. (3) xix. p. 288. [This is ommastrephes, as defined by Steenstrup, supra.—REC. ..."

4. Bulletin by Natural History Society of New Brunswick (1887)
"Mytilus edulis. 2. Destructive to young fish. See ommastrephes ... ommastrephes sagittatus Ferussac. [Verrill thinks that this species is not identical with ..."

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