Suctorian meaning

sŭk-tôrē-ən
Any of various aquatic protozoans of the subclass Suctoria that have a free-swimming ciliated immature form and a sessile, stalked adult form that lacks cilia and feeds by means of suctorial tentacles.
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Any of various aquatic protozoans of the subclass Suctoria that have a free-swimming ciliated immature form and a sessile, stalked adult form that lacks cilia and feeds by means of suctorial tentacles.
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A protist of the subclass Suctoria in the class Phyllopharyngea; a predatory sessile ciliate.
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Origin of suctorian

  • From New Latin Sūctōria class name from neuter pl. of sūctōrius suctorial suctorial

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Suctoria +"Ž -an.

    From Wiktionary