noun plural suffix

variants or -oida
or -oidei
: animals characterized by or of the nature of
in names of higher taxa in zoology

Word History


-oidea, New Latin, from Latin -oïdes -oid + -ea, neuter plural of -eus -eous; -oida, New Latin, from Latin -oïdes; -oidei, New Latin, from Latin -oïdes + -ei, masculine plural of -eus -eous

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“-oidea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-oidea. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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