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suctorian

suctorian

noun suc·to·ri·an \-ē-ən\

Definition of SUCTORIAN

:  any of a class or subclass (Suctoria) of complex protozoans which are ciliated only early in development and in which the mature form is fixed to the substrate, lacks locomotor organelles or a mouth, and obtains food through specialized suctorial tentacles

Origin of SUCTORIAN

New Latin Suctoria, from neuter plural of suctorius suctorial
First Known Use: circa 1842

suctorian

noun suc·to·ri·an \-ē-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SUCTORIAN

:  any protozoan of the class Suctoria

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