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suctorian

[ suhk-tawr-ee-uhn, -tohr- ]
/ sʌkˈtɔr i ən, -ˈtoʊr- /
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noun

a suctorial animal.
a protozoan of the class or order Suctoria, which live, as adults, attached by a stalk to the substrate and feed by means of long, suctorial tentacles.

adjective

belonging or pertaining to the Suctoria.

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Origin of suctorian

1835–45; <New Latin Suctori(a), noun use of neuter plural of sūctōrius sucking (<Latin sūg(ere) to suck + -tōrius-tory1) + -an
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