2. name of a disease
5. the English plural of any of certain Greek or Latin words
6. Botany generic name of any of certain plants
7. Zoology name of any of certain classes, orders, etc.
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Wortherkunft von '-ia'for 1, 2, 7 (& sometimes 4), L -ia & Gr -ia < -i-, thematic vowel + -a, noun suffix of 1st declension; for 3, 5, 6 (& sometimes 4), L -ia & Gr -ia, neut. pl. ending of L nouns in -ium & Gr nouns in -ion; -i-, thematic vowel + -a, suffix