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a plural suffix occurring in loanwords from Latin, forming nouns used especially in names of zoological groups: Vertebrata.

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Origin of -ata

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<Latin, neuter plural of -ātus-ate1, originally adj. in Latin, then substantivized in NL.

Definition for -ata (2 of 3)

-ata2

a plural suffix occurring in loanwords from Greek: stomata.

Origin of -ata

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<Greek t-stems, -mata result of, state of, act of; cf. -ment

Definition for -ata (3 of 3)

A.T.A.

abbreviation

Associate Technical Aide.
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