-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 zoology EchinoideaHydroidaGanoidei

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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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