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  1. a plural suffix occurring in taxonomic names, especially of phyla: Eumycota.
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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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Historical Examples of ota

  • You are a climber, sigñor, else you could never have crossed the Ota before dawn.

    The Silent Barrier

    Louis Tracy

  • Allied to the Stinger (ota) of Yoruba, and Idzalco, the fighter which makes one go.

  • I meant to arrive half an hour earlier; but that slope on the Alp Ota offers surprising difficulties in the dark.

  • They went down by a nearly impassable road, then turning to the right, proceeded along the gloomy valley of Ota.

  • Ota, angrily flinging down the flower, turned away, after an impulse to force his way into the house and help himself to the coat.