a suffix used in the names of zoological classes or entomological superfamilies.

Words nearby -oidea

Origin of -oidea

< New Latin, plural of Greek -oeidēs -oid; see -a1
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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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