Suctoria

Suctoria

Suc*to"ri*a\, n. pl. [NL. See Suction.] (Zo["o]l.) 1. 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.

2. Same as Rhizocephala.
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