-acea

noun plural suffix
-a·​cea | \ ˈāsh(ē)ə \

Definition of -acea

: 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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History and Etymology for -acea

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

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“-acea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-acea. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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