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octopus

[ok′təpəs]
any of numerous carnivorous marine mollusks having eight tentacles.

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octopus

a mollusc in the order Octopoda which has eight legs and eats crustaceans and shellfish.

blue-ringed octopus
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Caption: Two larger Pacific striped octopuses mate beak-side to beak-side, defying what people thought they knew about octopus intimacy.
The A-T bias in the nucleotide sequences of codon regions has been reported previously for other species of octopuses, suggesting that the mitochondrial DNA is under directional selection toward A-T (Barriga-Sosa et al.
From time to time there may be displays of never-before-exhibited deep sea squid and octopuses, in collaboration with the aquarium's sister organization, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.
Mather couldn't think of any reason the octopuses would do this other than to amuse themselves.
Baby octopuses are the easiest to cook -- just fry them after marinating them for some time in lemon juice, chilli powder and salt.
Octopuses are highly intelligent, probably the most intelligent of all invertebrates.
Octopuses are thought to be highly intelligent crea-tures-the most intelligent of all invertebrates.
Octopuses are renowned for having three hearts, blue blood and the ability to alter their skin complexion in the blink of an eye.
Henry is in a cold-water display tank and will go on display with other octopuses as part of a new exhibition at the centre, entitled Suckers.
Giant Pacific octopuses live for three to five years and can grow to weights of 100 pounds as adults.
Curled octopuses are so-called because of their slender, tapering arms which curl at the end.