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dibranchiata


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dibranchiata  \Di*bran`chi*a"ta\,  n.  pl  [NL.,  fr  Gr  di-  = 
  di`s-  twice  +  ?  gills.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  An  order  of  cephalopods  which  includes  those  with  two  gills, 
  an  apparatus  for  emitting  an  inky  fluid,  and  either  eight  or 
  ten  cephalic  arms  bearing  suckers  or  hooks,  as  the  octopi  and 
  squids.  See  {Cephalopoda}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Dibranchiata 
  n  :  comprising  all  living  cephalopods  except  the  family 
  Nautilidae:  the  orders  Octopoda  (octopuses)  and  Decapoda 
  (squids  and  cuttlefish)  [syn:  {Dibranchiata},  {subclass 
  Dibranchiata},  {Dibranchia},  {subclass  Dibranchia}] 




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