suctorial

adjective

suc·​to·​ri·​al ˌsək-ˈtȯr-ē-əl How to pronounce suctorial (audio)
: adapted for sucking
especially : serving to draw up fluid or to adhere by suction
suctorial mouths

Word History

Etymology

New Latin suctorius, from Latin sugere

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of suctorial was in 1833

Dictionary Entries Near suctorial

Cite this Entry

“Suctorial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suctorial. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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