noun plural suffix
-oi·​dea | \ ˈȯidēə \
variants: or -oida \ -​də \ or -oidei \ -​dēˌī \

Definition of -oidea

: animals characterized by or of the nature of in names of higher taxa in zoologyEchinoideaHydroidaGanoidei

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History and Etymology for -oidea

-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 7 Aug. 2020.

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