Definition of octopod in English:

octopod

noun

Zoology
  • A cephalopod mollusc of the order "Octopoda" ; an octopus.

    • ‘Lewy demonstrated the similarity in breeding strategies between ammonoids and extant octopods.’
    • ‘In the deep Southern Ocean, researchers have discovered a surprisingly large collection of octopods including one genus new to science.’
    • ‘Because of the lack of the external conch the octopods swam swiftly, and successfully coped with the upper Cretaceous marine predators.’
    • ‘The major groups of drilling marine predators include octopods and gastropods.’
    • ‘For both decapod and octopod suckers, the maximum pressure differentials show a significant inverse correlation with sucker size.’

Pronunciation

octopod

/ˈɒktəpɒd/