Sten"tor (?), n. [L. Stentor, Gr. .]
A herald, in the Iliad, who had a very loud voice; hence, any person having a powerful voice.
Any species of ciliated Infusoria belonging to the genus Stentor and allied genera, common in fresh water. The stentors have a bell-shaped, or cornucopia-like, body with a circle of cilia around the spiral terminal disk. See Illust. under Heterotricha.
A howling monkey, or howler.
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