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-ota

1.
a plural suffix occurring in taxonomic names, especially of phyla:
Eumycota.
Compare -ote.
Origin
< Neo-Latin < Greek, neuter plural of -ōtos, equivalent to -ō- (see -osis) + -tos adj. suffix; cf. zygote
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