Definition of Octopoda
1. Noun. Octopuses and paper nautilus.
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Dibranchia, Dibranchiata, Subclass Dibranchia, Subclass Dibranchiata
Member holonyms: Octopod, Family Octopodidae, Octopodidae, Argonautidae, Family Argonautidae
Definition of Octopoda
1. n. pl. Same as Octocerata.
Medical Definition of Octopoda
Lexicographical Neighbors of Octopoda
Literary usage of Octopoda
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Structural and Systematic Conchology: An Introduction to the Study of the by George Washington Tryon (1883)
"Arms eight, sessile; no shell. Suborder 2. DECAPODA.—Ten arms, of which eight are sessile, and two (longer) tentacular. Shell internal. SUBORDER I. octopoda ..."
2. A Manual of the Mollusca: Being a Treatise on Recent and Fossil Shells by Samuel Peckworth Woodward, Ralph Tate (1875)
"SECTION A.—octopoda. Arms, eight; suckers sessile. Eyes fixed, incapable of rotation. Body united to the head by a broad cervical band. ..."
3. Handbook of Zoology by Jan van der Hoeven (1856)
"octopoda. Arms eight, large, often very long, surrounding the mouth in a circular row. ... Accordingly this genus of octopoda was named as a new genus ..."
4. A Manual of Palaeontology for the Use of Students with a General by Henry Alleyne Nicholson (1872)
"They mostly nocturnal or crepuscular animals, and they some- GS attain to a great size. They may be divided into two sec- 's, octopoda and ..."
5. A Manual of Palaeontology for the Use of Students with a General by Henry Alleyne Nicholson (1872)
"They may be divided into two sections, octopoda and Decapoda, according as they have simply eight arms, or eight arms and two additional " tentacles. ..."
6. A Student's Text-book of Zoology by Adam Sedgwick, Joseph Jackson Lister, Arthur Everett Shipley (1898)
"... Characterized by their unperforated cornea and single oviduct (left). Sub-order 2. octopoda. ..."
7. The Genera of Recent Mollusca: Arranged According to Their Organization by Henry Adams, Arthur Adams (1858)
"... Order octopoda. Body naked. Head separate, with eight fleshy arms, furnished with sessile cups, without any horny ring ; eyes fixed in the skin. ..."
8. The Standard Natural History by John Sterling Kingsley, Frederich Anton Heller von Hellwald, Elliott Coues (1884)
"ORDER I. —octopoda. In this division the arms which surround the mouth are eight in number, and are covered with sessile suckers in which the horny lip is ..."