Iowa (approved especially for use with zip code).
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This tall, horizontally branched cactus is probably the most recognizable cactus in Arizona. What is it called?
Definition for IA (2 of 4)
a noun suffix having restricted application in various fields, as in names of diseases (malaria; anemia), placenames (Italia; Romania), names of Roman feasts (Lupercalia), Latin or Latinizing plurals (Amphibia; insignia; Reptilia), and in other loanwords from Latin (militia).
Origin of -ia
From New Latin, Latin, Greek, equivalent to -i- (formative or connective) or -ī- (Greek -ei- ) + -a, feminine singular or neuter plural noun or adjective ending
Definition for IA (3 of 4)
Definition for IA (4 of 4)
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British Dictionary definitions for IA (1 of 2)
suffix forming nouns
occurring in place namesAlbania; Columbia
occurring in names of diseases and pathological disorderspneumonia; aphasia
occurring in words denoting condition or qualityutopia
occurring in names of botanical generaacacia; poinsettia
occurring in names of zoological classesReptilia
occurring in collective nouns borrowed from Latinmarginalia; memorabilia; regalia
Word Origin for -ia
(for senses 1–4) New Latin, from Latin and Greek, suffix of feminine nouns; (for senses 5–6) from Latin, neuter plural suffix
British Dictionary definitions for IA (2 of 2)
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Medical definitions for IA
Disease; pathological or abnormal condition:anoxia.
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