from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. An order of Infusoria having the body armed with somewhat stiff, tubular processes which they use as suckers in obtaining their food. They are usually stalked.
- n.pl. Same as Rhizocephala.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Suctorial animals: applied to various zoölogical groups in which the mouth is suctorial, haustellate, siphonostomous, or otherwise fitted for sucking.
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Instrumenta suctoria: mouth parts of a haustellate insect as a whole.