[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.


Nearby words

  1. suction drainage,
  2. suction lipectomy,
  3. suction pump,
  4. suction stop,
  5. suction valve,
  6. suctorian,
  7. sud,
  8. sudafed,
  9. sudamen,
  10. sudan

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

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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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Medicine definitions for suctorial




Relating to or adapted for sucking.

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