noun plural

Suc·​to·​ria ˌsək-ˈtōr-ē-ə How to pronounce Suctoria (audio)
: 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.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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