-ota


a plural suffix occurring in taxonomic names, especially of phyla: Eumycota.

Nearby words

  1. -oriented,
  2. -ory,
  3. -ose,
  4. -osis,
  5. -osity,
  6. -ote,
  7. -otic,
  8. -our,
  9. -ous,
  10. -oyl

Compare -ote.

Origin of -ota

< New Latin < Greek, neuter plural of -ōtos, equivalent to -ō- (see -osis) + -tos adj. suffix; cf. zygote

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