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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A group of suctorial Infusoria, which in the adult stage are stationary. See Suctoria.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. A group of suctorial Infusoria, which in the adult stage are stationary. See suctoria.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An order of the class Infusoria (the Infusoria tentaculifera or suctoria), the adult members of which have no cilia and no proper mouth, and are non-locomotive.

Etymologies

From New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἀκίνητος (akinētos, "unmoved"), from ἀ- (a-, "not") + κινέω (kineō, "I move") (Wiktionary)

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