[suhk-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-]


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.

Origin of suctorial

1825–35; < New Latin sūctōri(us) (see suctorian) + -al1
Related formsnon·suc·to·ri·al, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for suctorial

aspiratory, paratrophic, suctorial

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British Dictionary definitions for suctorial



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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suctorial in Medicine




Relating to or adapted for sucking.
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