Oc`to*cer"a*ta\, n.pl. [NL., fr. Gr.? eight + ?, a horn.] (Zo["o]l.) A suborder of Cephalopoda including Octopus, Argonauta, and allied genera, having eight arms around the head; -- called also Octopoda.
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