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-ata1

1.
a plural suffix occurring in loanwords from Latin, forming nouns used especially in names of zoological groups:
Vertebrata.
Origin
< Latin, neuter plural of -ātus -ate1, originally adj. in Latin, then substantivized in NL.

-ata2

1.
a plural suffix occurring in loanwords from Greek:
stomata.
Origin
< Greek t-stems, -mata result of, state of, act of; cf. -ment
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