-oidea

-oidea

a suffix used in the names of zoological classes or entomological superfamilies.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin, plural of Greek -oeidēs -oid; see -a1

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-oidea
 
suffix forming plural proper nouns
forming the names of zoological classes or superfamilies: Crinoidea; Canoidea
 
[from New Latin, from Latin -oīdēs-oid]

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