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suctorial

[ suhk-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr- ]
/ sʌkˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr- /
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adjective
adapted for sucking or suction, as an organ; functioning as a sucker for imbibing or adhering.
having sucking organs; imbibing or adhering by suckers.
pertaining to or characterized by suction.
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Origin of suctorial

1825–35; <New Latin sūctōri(us) (see suctorian) + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM suctorial

non·suc·to·ri·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for suctorial

suctorial
/ (sʌkˈtɔːrɪəl) /

adjective
specialized for sucking or adheringthe suctorial mouthparts of certain insects
relating to or possessing suckers or suction

Word Origin for suctorial

C19: from New Latin suctōrius, from Latin sūgere to suck
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Medical definitions for suctorial

suctorial
[ sŭk-tôrē-əl ]

adj.
Relating to or adapted for sucking.
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