- Adapted for sucking; living by sucking; as, the
humming birds are suctorial birds.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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suctorial — [suk tôr′ē əl] adj. [< ModL suctorius < L suctus (see SUCTION) + AL] 1. of or adapted for sucking or suction 2. having organs used for sucking … English World dictionary
suctorial — adjective Etymology: New Latin suctorius, from Latin sugere Date: 1833 adapted for sucking; especially serving to draw up fluid or to adhere by suction < suctorial mouths > … New Collegiate Dictionary
suctorial — functioning as a sucker … Dictionary of ichthyology
suctorial — adj. [L. sugere, to suck] Having vacuum organs; adapted for sucking … Dictionary of invertebrate zoology
suctorial — /suk tawr ee euhl, tohr /, adj. 1. adapted for sucking or suction, as an organ; functioning as a sucker for imbibing or adhering. 2. having sucking organs; imbibing or adhering by suckers. 3. pertaining to or characterized by suction. [1825 35; < … Universalium
suctorial — Relating to suction, or the act of sucking; adapted for sucking. * * * suc·to·ri·al (sək torґe əl) fitted for performing suction … Medical dictionary
suctorial — adj. of or pertaining to suction; capable of sucking (Zoology); capable of clinging to by means of suction (Zoology) … English contemporary dictionary
suctorial — [sʌk tɔ:rɪəl] adjective chiefly Zoology adapted for sucking. ↘(of an animal) having a sucker for feeding or adhering to something. Derivatives suctorially adverb … English new terms dictionary
suctorial — suc·to·ri·al … English syllables
suctorial — suc•to•ri•al [[t]sʌkˈtɔr i əl, ˈtoʊr [/t]] adj. 1) bio adapted for sucking or suction, as an organ; functioning as a sucker for imbibing or adhering 2) bio having sucking organs; imbibing or adhering by suckers • Etymology: 1825–35; < NL… … From formal English to slang