-ota

plural noun suffix

Definition of -ota

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Definition of OTA (Entry 2 of 2)

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History and Etymology for -ota

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 27 Sep. 2020.

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