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-oidea

1.
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
1.
forming the names of zoological classes or superfamilies: Crinoidea, Canoidea
Word Origin
from New Latin, from Latin -oīdēs-oid
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