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)