-ia
I. noun suffix Etymology: New Latin, from Latin & Greek, suffix forming feminine nouns 1. pathological condition <
hysteria
>
2. genus of plants or animals <
Fuchsia
>
3. territory ; world ; society <
suburbia
>
II. noun plural suffix Etymology: New Latin, from Latin (neuter plural of -ius, adjective ending) & Greek, neuter plural of -ios, adjective ending 1. higher taxon (as class or order) consisting of (such plants or animals) <
Sauria
>
2. things derived from or relating to (something specified) <
militaria
>
III. plural of -ium

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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