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suctorian

[suhk-tawr-ee-uh n, -tohr-]
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noun
  1. a suctorial animal.
  2. 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.
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adjective
  1. 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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