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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Di·bran·chi·a·ta n. pl.  Zool. 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) 2.0

      n : comprising all living cephalopods except the family
          Nautilidae: the orders Octopoda (octopuses) and Decapoda
          (squids and cuttlefish) [syn: subclass Dibranchiata, Dibranchia,
           subclass Dibranchia]