-acea

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See also: acea and -ácea

Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin -acea, neutral plural of -aceus: belonging to, the nature of (enlarged from adjective suffix -ax, genitive -acis).

Suffix[edit]

-acea

  1. (taxonomy) Used to form taxonomic names of superfamilies of plants, algae and fungi
  2. (zoology) Used to form taxonomic names of animals of the rank of order, suborder, or similar
  3. (zoology, obsolete) Used to form taxonomic names of animals of the rank of superfamily before the taxonomic code was changed to prohibit such names

Derived terms[edit]


Italian[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-acea f (masculine -aceo)

  1. -aceous e.g. erbacea, herbaceous

Latin[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ācea

  1. inflection of -āceus:
    1. nominative/vocative feminine singular
    2. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter plural

Suffix[edit]

-āceā

  1. ablative feminine singular of -āceus