suctorial

suctorial

[suhk-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-]
adjective
1.
adapted for sucking or suction, as an organ; functioning as a sucker for imbibing or adhering.
2.
having sucking organs; imbibing or adhering by suckers.
3.
pertaining to or characterized by suction.

Origin:
1825–35; < Neo-Latin sūctōri(us) (see suctorian) + -al1

nonsuctorial, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To suctorial
Collins
World English Dictionary
suctorial (sʌkˈtɔːrɪəl)
 
adj
1.  specialized for sucking or adhering: the suctorial mouthparts of certain insects
2.  relating to or possessing suckers or suction
 
[C19: from New Latin suctōrius, from Latin sūgere to suck]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

suctorial suc·to·ri·al (sŭk-tôr'ē-əl)
adj.
Relating to or adapted for sucking.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature