from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A protozoan of the class Suctoria, having in its immature form a small round ciliated body but in its adult form being stalked and sessile, lacking cilia, and feeding by means of suctorial tentacles.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A protist of the subclass Suctoria in the class Phyllopharyngea; a predatory sessile ciliate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A cartilaginous fish with a mouth adapted for suction, as the lampery.
  • n. One of the Suctoria.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A suctorial animal; a member of the Suctoria, in any sense; especially, a cyclostomous fish.


From New Latin Sūctōria, class name, from neuter pl. of sūctōrius, suctorial; see suctorial.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Suctoria +‎ -an. (Wiktionary)


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