Definition of Octopoda in English:

Octopoda

plural noun

Zoology
  • An order of cephalopod molluscs that comprises the octopuses.

    • ‘A guess is that octopod is a backformation from the neuter plural octopoda, the name of the order containing octopuses.’
    • ‘These included the superorders Octopodiformes and Decapodiformes, the order Octopoda, the octopod suborder Incirrata, and the teuthoid suborder Myopsida.’

Origin

Modern Latin (plural), from Greek oktōpous, oktōpod-, from oktō eight + pous, pod- foot.

Pronunciation:

Octopoda

/ˌɒktəˈpəʊdə/