Definition of Class Cephalopoda

1. Noun. Octopuses; squids; cuttlefish; pearly nautilus.


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Literary usage of Class Cephalopoda

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1. Essays and Observations on Natural History, Anatomy, Physiology, Psychology by John Hunter, Richard Owen (1861)
"Class CEPHALOPODA. THE CUTTLE-FISH [Sepia officinalis, Linn.]. The cuttle-fish would seem to be a complete animal in itself, both male and female ; but how ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The first establishment of the class Cephalopoda, however, as a definite natural group ... The class Cephalopoda is divided into the two great orders of the ..."

3. Report on the Turton Collection of South African Marine Mollusks, with by Paul Bartsch (1915)
"The collection numbers in parentheses are those given by Colonel Turton. SYSTEMATIC LIST. Phylum MOLLUSCA. Class CEPHALOPODA. ..."

4. Zoology, Descriptive and Practical by Buel Preston Colton (1903)
"class Cephalopoda. THE cephalopods include such forms as the squid, cuttlefish, and chambered nautilus. The Squid. — The squid is the best example of the ..."

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