any mollusk of the class Cephalopoda, having tentacles attached to the head, including the cuttlefish, squid, and octopus.
Also, cephalopodic, cephalopodous
[sef-uh-lop-uh-duh s] /ˌsɛf əˈlɒp ə dəs/ (Show IPA). belonging or pertaining to the Cephalopoda.
Historical Examples

any marine mollusc of the class Cephalopoda, characterized by well-developed head and eyes and a ring of sucker-bearing tentacles. The group also includes the octopuses, squids, cuttlefish, and pearly nautilus
of, relating to, or belonging to the Cephalopoda

1825, from French cephalopode, from Modern Latin Cephalopoda (the class name), from Greek kephale “head” (see cephalo-) + pod-, stem of pous “foot” (see foot (n.)).
Any of various marine mollusks of the class Cephalopoda, having long tentacles around the mouth, a large head, a pair of large eyes, and a sharp beak. Cephalopods have the most highly developed nervous system of all invertebrates. Many cephalopods squirt a cloud of dark inky liquid to confuse predators. Cephalopods include the octopus, squid, cuttlefish, and nautilus, and the extinct ammonites, belemnites, and other nautiloids.


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