suctorian

suctorian

[suhk-tawr-ee-uhn, -tohr-]
noun
1.
a suctorial animal.
2.
a protozoan of the class or order Suctoria, which live, as adults, attached by a stalk to the substrate and feed by means of long, suctorial tentacles.
adjective
3.
belonging or pertaining to the Suctoria.

Origin:
1835–45; < Neo-Latin Suctori(a), noun use of neuter plural of sūctōrius sucking (< Latin sūg(ere) to suck + -tōrius -tory1) + -an

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