noun plural suffix -a·cea \ˈāsh(ē)ə\

Definition of -acea

  1. :  animals characterized by :  animals of the nature of Cetacea Crustacea —in names of zoological divisions larger than a genus, especially orders and classes

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Origin and Etymology of -acea

New Latin, from Latin, neuter plural of -aceus -aceous

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to cast off or become cast off

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