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DECAPOD

 Dictionary entry overview: What does decapod mean? 

DECAPOD (noun)
  The noun DECAPOD has 2 senses:

1. crustaceans characteristically having five pairs of locomotor appendages each joined to a segment of the thorax
2. cephalopods having eight short tentacles plus two long ones

  Familiarity information: DECAPOD used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DECAPOD (noun)


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Meaning:

Crustaceans characteristically having five pairs of locomotor appendages each joined to a segment of the thorax

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

decapod; decapod crustacean

Hypernyms ("decapod" is a kind of...):

crustacean (any mainly aquatic arthropod usually having a segmented body and chitinous exoskeleton)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "decapod"):

prawn (shrimp-like decapod crustacean having two pairs of pincers; most are edible)

shrimp (small slender-bodied chiefly marine decapod crustaceans with a long tail and single pair of pincers; many species are edible)

hermit crab (small soft-bodied marine crustaceans living in cast-off shells of gastropods)

crawdad; crawdaddy; crawfish; crayfish (small freshwater decapod crustacean that resembles a lobster)

lobster (any of several edible marine crustaceans of the families Homaridae and Nephropsidae and Palinuridae)

crab (decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers)

tropical prawn (edible tropical and warm-water prawn)

Holonyms ("decapod" is a member of...):

Decapoda; order Decapoda (lobsters; crayfish; crabs; shrimps; prawns)


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Meaning:

Cephalopods having eight short tentacles plus two long ones

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("decapod" is a kind of...):

cephalopod; cephalopod mollusk (marine mollusk characterized by well-developed head and eyes and sucker-bearing tentacles)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "decapod"):

squid (widely distributed fast-moving ten-armed cephalopod mollusk having a long tapered body with triangular tail fins)

cuttle; cuttlefish (ten-armed oval-bodied cephalopod with narrow fins as long as the body and a large calcareous internal shell)

spirula; Spirula peronii (a small tropical cephalopod of the genus Spirula having prominent eyes and short arms and a many-chambered shell coiled in a flat spiral)

Holonyms ("decapod" is a member of...):

Decapoda; order Decapoda (squids and cuttlefishes)


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