from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • An artificial division of insects, including all those with a sucking proboscis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Haustellate or suctorial insects; a subclass or superorder of Insecta, containing those which suck instead of bite, having a haustellum of some form instead of manducatory mandibles or biting-jaws: opposed to Mandibulata.
  • A suborder of Anoplura, including haustellate or true lice.
  • A division of Diptera.
  • A subclass of Crustacea, including haustellate, suctorial, or siphonostomous forms, as fish-lice. Also called Suctoria and Epizoa.


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