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