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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
Words nearby -acea
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Example sentences from the Web for -acea
The case is filed as Acea Mosey, administrator for the estate of Aasiya Hassan, v. Hassan and Bridges Network.
Shi keltuind el toate, c'a fkut foamete mare intr' acea car: shi el a inceput a se lipsi.The English Language|Robert Gordon Latham
British Dictionary definitions for -acea
suffix forming plural proper nouns
denoting animals belonging to a class or orderCrustacea (class); Cetacea (order)
Word Origin for -acea
New Latin, from Latin, neuter plural of -āceus -aceous
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