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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 zo├Âlogical groups in which the mouth is suctorial, haustellate, siphonostomous, or otherwise fitted for sucking.

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