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a suffix of the names of families: Canidae.
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Origin of -idae
<New Latin, Latin <Greek -idai, plural of -idēs offspring of; akin to -id1
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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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