Definition of Tentacular

1. Adjective. Of or relating to or resembling tentacles.

Partainyms: Tentacle
Derivative terms: Tentacle, Tentacle



Definition of Tentacular

1. a. Of or pertaining to a tentacle or tentacles.

Definition of Tentacular

1. Adjective. Of, or pertaining to, tentacles. ¹

2. Adjective. Resembling a tentacle or tentacles. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tentacular

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Tentacular

1. Of or pertaining to a tentacle or tentacles. Origin: Cf. F. Tentaculaire. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Tentacular Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tentacular

tent-fly
tent-maker
tent-makers
tent camping
tent caterpillar
tent flap
tent peg
tent stitch
tent wine
tentacle
tentacled
tentaclelike
tentacles
tentacula
tentacular (current term)
tentaculata
tentaculated
tentaculifera
tentaculiferous
tentaculiform
tentaculite
tentaculites
tentaculocyst
tentaculocysts
tentaculum
tentage
tentages
tentation
tentative

Literary usage of Tentacular

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Four pairs of ordinary non-retractile arms which are shorter than the body, and ono pair of tentacular arms, situated between the third and fourth normal ..."

2. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine, Taylor and Francis (1850)
"Bud in third stage of development more highly magnified : a, tentacular disc ; 6, ... Side view of exserted tentacular apparatus much enlarged of ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... which surround» the large tentacular arma, and forma a protective chamber for them. It la notched right and left so aa to be divided into two lobes, ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Fins terminal; tentacular arms long; suckers with hooks. ... tentacular arms long, not retractile; resisting apparatus well developed. ..."

5. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"tentacular branch, one of the branches of a tentacle in some II >t ... tentacular canal, in crinoids, the central or common canal, which branches into the ..."

6. The Genera of Recent Mollusca: Arranged According to Their Organization by Henry Adams, Arthur Adams (1858)
"The animal does not invest the shell, and when observed crawling, the tentacular lobes of the head- disk are reflexed upon the fore part of the body-whorl. ..."

7. A Student's Text-book of Zoology by Adam Sedgwick, Joseph Jackson Lister, Arthur Everett Shipley (1898)
"Body compressed in the stomach-plane: sub- tentacular ribs longer than the ... Two aliform processes in the tentacular-plane at the aboral pole, ..."

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