Suctoria

noun plural
Suc·​to·​ria | \ ˌsək-ˈtōr-ē-ə How to pronounce Suctoria (audio) \

Medical Definition of Suctoria

: a class of complex protozoans (phylum or subphylum Ciliophora) which in the mature form are fixed to the substrate, lack locomotor organelles or a mouth, and obtain food through specialized suctorial tentacles

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“Suctoria.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Suctoria. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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