[ 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.

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