What is another word for cephalopod?

Pronunciation: [sˈɛfɐlˌɒpɒd] (IPA)

Cephalopod is a term that refers to a group of marine animals best known for their large heads and tentacles. These creatures include octopuses, squids, and cuttlefish. However, there are several synonyms that can be used to describe these fascinating creatures. For instance, cephalopods can also be referred to as mollusks, due to their soft and unsegmented bodies. Additionally, they are sometimes called "inkfish" because they are capable of releasing a dark ink-like fluid as a defense mechanism. Other synonyms for cephalopods include "sea monsters", "oceanic wonders", and "tentacled creatures". Whatever term you use, cephalopods are undoubtedly some of the most intriguing and mysterious animals in the ocean.

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What are the hyponyms for Cephalopod?

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Usage examples for Cephalopod

What is now spoken of as the hectocotylization of one or more of the arms of the male cephalopod did not escape Aristotle's eye.
"Fathers of Biology"
Charles McRae
There are 25 Gasteropods and only one cephalopod, Nautilus Freieslebeni, which is also found in the German Zechstein.
"The Student's Elements of Geology"
Sir Charles Lyell
But when, in the course of these operations, fuci and corals are to be for the first time placed in those oceans, a particular interference of the Divine power is required; and this special attention is needed whenever a new family of organisms is to be introduced,-a new fiat for fishes, another for reptiles, a third for birds; nay, taking up the present views of Geologists as to species, such an event as the commencement of a certain cephalopod, one with a few new nodulosites and corrugations upon its shell, would, on this theory, require the particular care of that same Almighty who willed at once the whole means by which infinity was replenished with its worlds?"
"Modern Atheism under its forms of Pantheism, Materialism, Secularism, Development, and Natural Laws"
James Buchanan

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