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a suffix used in the names of zoological classes or entomological superfamilies.
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Example sentences from the Web for -oidea
Nivver a bit do Oi loike th' oidea av seein' thim boofalo shot onliss Oi can do th' shootin'.Frank Merriwell's Bravery|Burt L. Standish
British Dictionary definitions for -oidea
suffix forming plural proper nouns
forming the names of zoological classes or superfamiliesCrinoidea; Canoidea
Word Origin for -oidea
from New Latin, from Latin -oīdēs -oid
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