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