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Meaning of "cephalopod" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CEPHALOPOD

cephalopod  [ˈsɛfələˌpɒd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CEPHALOPOD

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determiner
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Cephalopod can act as a noun and an adjective.
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WHAT DOES CEPHALOPOD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

cephalopod

Cephalopod

A cephalopod is any member of the molluscan class Cephalopoda (Greek plural κεφαλόποδα (kephalópoda); "head-feet"). These exclusively marine animals are characterized by bilateral body symmetry, a prominent head, and a set of arms or tentacles (muscular hydrostats) modified from the primitive molluscan foot. Fishermen sometimes call them inkfish, referring to their common ability to squirt ink. The study of cephalopods is a branch of malacology known as teuthology. Cephalopods became dominant during the Ordovician period, represented by primitive nautiloids. The class now contains two, only distantly related, extant subclasses: Coleoidea, which includes octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish; and Nautiloidea, represented by Nautilus and Allonautilus. In the Coleoidea, the molluscan shell has been internalized or is absent, whereas in the Nautiloidea, the external shell remains. About 800 living species of cephalopods have been identified. Two important extinct taxa are the Ammonoidea (ammonites) and Belemnoidea (belemnites).

Definition of cephalopod in the English dictionary

The definition of cephalopod in the dictionary is 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. Other definition of cephalopod is of, relating to, or belonging to the Cephalopoda.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CEPHALOPOD


arthropod
ˈɑːθrəˌpɒd
brachiopod
ˈbreɪkɪəˌpɒd
branchiopod
ˈbræŋkɪəˌpɒd
chaetopod
ˈkiːtəˌpɒd
chenopod
ˈkiːnəˌpɒd
chilopod
ˈkaɪləˌpɒd
decapod
ˈdɛkəˌpɒd
diplopod
ˈdɪpləˌpɒd
gastropod
ˈɡæstrəˌpɒd
hexapod
ˈhɛksəˌpɒd
lycopod
ˈlaɪkəˌpɒd
myriapod
ˈmɪrɪəˌpɒd
octopod
ˈɒktəˌpɒd
ornithopod
ˈɔːnɪθəˌpɒd
orthopod
ˈɔːθəˌpɒd
pleopod
ˈpliːəˌpɒd
pteropod
ˈtɛrəˌpɒd
sauropod
ˈsɔːrəˌpɒd
stomatopod
ˈstɒmətəˌpɒd
tetrapod
ˈtɛtrəˌpɒd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CEPHALOPOD

cephalisation
cephalitis
cephalization
cephalocele
cephalochordate
cephalometer
cephalometric
cephalometry
Cephalonia
cephalopodan
cephalopodic
cephalopodous
cephaloridine
cephalosporin
cephalothin
cephalothoraces
cephalothoracic
cephalothorax
cephalotomy
cephalous

WORDS THAT END LIKE CEPHALOPOD

endopod
gasteropod
gonopod
heteropod
isopod
macropod
pauropod
pereiopod
phyllopod
prosauropod
protopod
pseudopod
rhizopod
scaphopod
schizopod
steganopod
theropod
tylopod
uropod

Synonyms and antonyms of cephalopod in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «cephalopod» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CEPHALOPOD

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The translations of cephalopod from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cephalopod» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

头足类
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cefalópodo
570 millions of speakers

English

cephalopod
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सेफैलोपॉड
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الرخويات
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

головоногих
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cefalópode
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শুঁড়ওয়ালা শামুক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

céphalopode
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Cephalopod
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kopffüßer
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

頭足類の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

두족류
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cephalopod
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vật thân mềm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தலைக்காலி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सेफलोपॉड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kafadanbacaklı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cefalopodo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

głowonogów
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

головоногих
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cefalopode
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κεφαλόποδων
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

koppotigen
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bläckfisk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

cephalopod
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cephalopod

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CEPHALOPOD»

The term «cephalopod» is normally little used and occupies the 112.722 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cephalopod

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CEPHALOPOD»

Discover the use of cephalopod in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cephalopod and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Cephalopod Behaviour
This 1996 book examines that behaviour, summarizing field and laboratory data from a wide variety of sources in a comprehensive account of the life of cephalopods in their natural habitats.
Roger T. Hanlon, John B. Messenger, 1998
2
Lio: Happiness Is a Squishy Cephalopod
Collection of previously published comic strips.
Mark Tatulli, 2007
3
Cephalopod neurobiology: neuroscience studies in squid, ...
In 32 chapters, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the functioning of the cephalopod nervous system, from the cellular level to their complex sensory systems, locomotion, learning, and social behavior.
N. Joan Abbott, Roddy Williamson, Linda Maddock, 1995
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A Handbook for the identification of cephalopod beaks
This definitive work, based on collections made throughout the world, represents the collaborative effort of most of the world's experts on living cephalopods.
Malcolm R. Clarke, Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, Natural Environment Research Council (Great Britain), 1986
5
Polarization Signaling in Stomatopod Crustaceans and ...
Polarization signals may indicates the fitness of an approaching potential mate. To sum up, this work studied the biological polarization signaling systems of some marine invertebrates in three aspects: signals, receivers, and functions.
Tsyr-Huei Chiou, 2008
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Ordovician Cephalopod Fauna of Baffin Island
ORDOVICIAN GRAPTOLITES ON A CEPHALOPOD FROM BAFFIN ISLAND BY CHARLES E. DECKER In October 1951 AK. Miller sent to the writer for study a small nautiloid on which there are three fragmentary graptolites. This cephalopod  ...
Arthur K. Miller, 1954
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Cephalopod beak guide for the Southern Ocean
Also, several new cephalopod species for the Southern Ocean have been recently described taxonomically, whose beaks need to be described and/ or included in a guide (e.g. Collins & Henriques 2000; Lipinski 2001; Allcock & Piertney ...
JC Xavier, Y Cherel
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The Triassic Cephalopod Genera of America...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Alpheus Hyatt, 2012
9
Physiology of cephalopod molluscs: lifestyle and performance ...
This book examines the characteristics in cephalopods that raise their lifestyle and performance, despite their basic molluscan physiology and biochemical design, to levels similar to those found in vertebrates.
Hans O. Pörtner, Ron K. O'Dor, David L. Macmillan, 1994
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Vampyroteuthis Infernalis Chun: An Archaic, Dibranchiate ...
Part I discusses the natural history and distribution of this interesting animal (1946); the internal anatomy and histology is reserved for a later contribution (info verkregen uit b58362 pag. 3).
Grace E. Pickford, 1949

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CEPHALOPOD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cephalopod is used in the context of the following news items.
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Tiny find fascinates squid scientists
The find was particularly exciting for Dr Kat Bolstad, who heads AUT's Lab for Cephalopod Ecology and Systematics (ALCES), and PhD ... «Scoop.co.nz, Jul 15»
2
Portuguese Man-o-War Spotted in New Jersey
More importantly, thinking it was a plastic bag she notes that the cephalopod was blue and purple, which is, of course, the color of the fated ... «Pioneer News, Jul 15»
3
Tom Parker Bowles reviews Taberna do Mercado: Portuguese …
Soft, wobbling swine meets soft, slightly firmer cephalopod. It hints at feral depth yet never overwhelms. Cod and cod tripe sounds fierce and ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
4
You Will Love This Adorable New Octopus
This cartoon-like cephalopod is said to have webbing between its tentacles, which causes it to look as if it's bouncing around in the water when ... «Clapway, Jul 15»
5
So what would it feel like to be an octopus?
After just a few moments with Athena, a 21/2-year-old cephalopod that lived in the New England Aquarium's Cold Marine tank, Montgomery ... «Pueblo Chieftain, Jul 15»
6
Close encounters in the underwater dark
This is no science fiction; it's a cephalopod, or more commonly, an octopus. Scientist, author and film-maker, Dr Mark Norman is one of the ... «ABC Science Online, Jul 15»
7
Unraveling Iridescence
While this species shares the gift of camouflage with most other cuttlefish, octopus and squid in the cephalopod family, it is also capable of ... «Santa Barbara Edhat, Jul 15»
8
At Monterey Bay Aquarium, this aquarist feeds, entertains and …
As one of three primary cephalopod caretakers at the aquarium, he's responsible for ensuring that the dozens of creatures on display, as well ... «PRI, Jul 15»
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MANY-LEGGED ARGUMENT: Librarians have opposing views on …
Houston's Cephalopod Week was fun for her, but mostly at the .... It's been a fun Cephalopod Week for Ruth Houston, but Sancken said she's ... «Evening News and Tribune, Jun 15»
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Exit Dinosaurs, Enter Fishes
Large marine reptiles disappeared during the mass extinction, as did the ammonites, an ancient cephalopod group similar to the chambered ... «Scripps Oceanography News, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Cephalopod [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/cephalopod>. Feb 2020 ».
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