Words nearby -oidea
WORDS THAT USE -OIDEA
What does -oidea mean?
The suffix –oidea means “resembling” or “like.” It is occasionally used in scientific terms, especially in the names of zoological classes.
The suffix –oidea comes from Greek –oeidēs, from eîdos, meaning “form.”
What are variants of –oidea?
Examples of -oidea
One example of a scientific term that features the suffix –oidea is Cystoidea, an extinct class of sea creatures similar to crinoids.
The cyst– part of the word means “cyst,” a scientific term for a “bag” or “pouch.” The –oidea part of the word means “resembling.” Cystoidea literally means “bag-like.”
What are some words that use the suffix –oidea?
What are some other forms that –oidea may be commonly confused with?
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The combining form hylo– means “wood.” With this in mind, what does the scientific term Hyloidea literally mean?
How to use -oidea in a sentence
Nivver a bit do Oi loike th' oidea av seein' thim boofalo shot onliss Oi can do th' shootin'.Frank Merriwell's Bravery|Burt L. Standish