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plural noun suffix

: organisms having the features specified or represented by the type organism specified
in the names of phyla or other higher taxa


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Word History


Plural noun suffix

New Latin, plural of -otum, borrowed from Greek -ōton, from -ō-, verbal formative (as in -ōsis -osis) + -tos, adjective suffix

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“-ota.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-ota. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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