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a suffix used in the formation of names of classes and orders: Crustacea.



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Origin of -acea

<Latin, neuter pl, with collective meaning, of -āceus.See -aceous
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  • The case is filed as Acea Mosey, administrator for the estate of Aasiya Hassan, v. Hassan and Bridges Network.

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  • Shi keltuind el toate, c'a fkut foamete mare intr' acea car: shi el a inceput a se lipsi.

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British Dictionary definitions for -acea


suffix forming plural proper nouns

denoting animals belonging to a class or orderCrustacea (class); Cetacea (order)
New Latin, from Latin, neuter plural of -āceus -aceous
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