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suctorial

 [suk-tor´e-al]
adapted for sucking.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

suc·to·ri·al

(sŭk-tō'rē-ăl),
Relating to suction, or the act of sucking; adapted for sucking.
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suctorial

(sŭk-tôr′ē-əl)
adj.
1. Adapted for sucking or clinging by suction: a suctorial organ.
2. Having organs or parts adapted for sucking or clinging.
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suc·to·ri·al

(sŭk-tōr'ē-ăl)
Relating to suction, or the act of sucking; adapted for sucking.
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On both specimens, the anus was located closer to the edge of the suctorial disk than the origin of the anal fin.
The specimen had dark mottled coloration, multiple rows of teeth in the lower mandible, and an anus closer to the edge of the suctorial disk than the origin of the anal fin.
Suctorial shield concave antero-medially, 44 long,51 wide, I pair anterior suckers, I pair anal suckers,2 pairs each of lateral and posterior suckers (Fig.1B).
Suctorial shield concave antero- medially, 42 long, 49 wide, I pair anterior suckers, I pair anal suckers, 2 pairs each of lateral and posterior suckers (Fig.
- Coxal field III closed; genital disc (gdi3) and suctorial shield without radial striation........................................
Suctorial shield 55 long, 76 wide, slightly concave antero- medially, broadly rounded posteriorly, dotted, 1pair anterior suckers, 1pair anal suckers, both equal in size having dots in between, 1pair lateral and 1pair posterior suckers.
Because members of the Pulmonata as well as most of the outgroup taxa do not have a uniserial radula, which was acquired for suctorial feeding, this character state would be one of the synapomorphies of the Sacoglossa (including Cylindrobulla).
Solifugids were omitted from this analysis because they easily escape pitfall traps using the suctorial organs on their pedipalps (Cushing et al., 2005).
If the female responded aggressively, the male suddenly fastened himself to her body using suctorial organs (Cushing et al.
- Suctorial shield rounded posteriorly ................................
Three principal feeding patterns have been described for nemerteans, namely suctorial feeding, macrophagous feeding, and suspension feeding (McDermott and Roe, 1985).