Definition of Genus Octopus

1. Noun. Type genus of the family Octopodidae.

Generic synonyms: Mollusk Genus
Group relationships: Family Octopodidae, Octopodidae
Member holonyms: Devilfish, Octopus

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Octopus

genus Nyctereutes
genus Nycticebus
genus Nycticorax
genus Nyctimene
genus Nymphaea
genus Nymphalis
genus Nymphicus
genus Nypa
genus Nyssa
genus Oceanites
genus Ochna
genus Ochotona
genus Ochroma
genus Ocimum
genus Octopus (current term)
genus Ocyurus
genus Odobenus
genus Odocoileus
genus Odontaspis
genus Odontoglossum
genus Odontophorus
genus Oecanthus
genus Oedogonium
genus Oenanthe
genus Oenothera
genus Oestrus
genus Okapia
genus Olea
genus Oleandra

Literary usage of Genus Octopus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1827)
"to those species, which, like the present, have only a single row of suckers on each arm ; but this unnecessary subdivision of the well marked genus Octopus ..."

2. The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal (1827)
"It possesses the characters of the genus Octopus of Lamarck, ... but this unnecessary subdivision of the well marked genus Octopus is probably not justified ..."

3. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria by Royal Society of Victoria (Melbourne, Vic.), Royal Society of Victoria (1897)
"genus Octopus, Lamarck, 1799. OCTOPUS SUPERCILIOSUS, Quoy et Gaimard. 1832. Octopus superciliosus, Q. and G. Astrolabe, vol. ii., p. 88, pi. 6, f. 4. 1838. ..."

4. Proceedings by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1883)
"... of the genus Octopus which have been figured, the one in question recalls that of 0. vulgaris, as delineated by Troschel ;* but there the median tooth ..."

5. The Genera of Recent Mollusca: Arranged According to Their Organization by Henry Adams, Arthur Adams (1858)
"... Genus OCTOPUS, Cuvier. Arms with two rows of cups. Body round, without fins. No aquiferous cells between the bases of the arms. ..."

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