a suffix of the names of families: Canidae.

Origin of -idae

< New Latin, Latin < Greek -idai, plural of -idēs offspring of; akin to -id1

Words nearby -idae

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British Dictionary definitions for -idae


suffix forming nouns

indicating names of zoological familiesFelidae; Hominidae

Word Origin for -idae

New Latin, from Latin, from Greek -idai, suffix indicating offspring
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