Last modified on 19 June 2013, at 23:28

suctorial

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin sugere, suctum, to suck.

AdjectiveEdit

suctorial (not comparable)

  1. (zoology) Adapted for sucking; living by sucking.
    The hummingbirds are suctorial birds.
  2. (zoology) Capable of adhering by suction.
    the suctorial fishes

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.