-oidea


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

Nearby words

  1. -off,
  2. -oholic,
  3. -oic,
  4. -oid,
  5. -oidal,
  6. -ol,
  7. -ola,
  8. -ole,
  9. -ologist,
  10. -ology

Origin of -oidea

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

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British Dictionary definitions for -oidea

-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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