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-idae

Zoology
1.
a suffix of the names of families:
Canidae.
Origin
< Neo-Latin, Latin < Greek -idai, plural of -idēs offspring of; akin to -id1
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-idae

suffix
1.
indicating names of zoological families Felidae, Hominidae
Word Origin
New Latin, from Latin, from Greek -idai, suffix indicating offspring
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