[ suhk-tawr-ee-uh n, -tohr- ]
/ sʌkˈtɔr i ən, -ˈtoʊr- /


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.


belonging or pertaining to the Suctoria.

Nearby words

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

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019