Definition 2023



See also: idae and idä


Alternative forms

  • -idæ


-idae f pl

  1. (taxonomy) Used to form names of subclasses of plants.
  2. (taxonomy) Used to form names of families of animals.

Derived terms

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:Translingual_words_suffixed_with_-idae'>Translingual words suffixed with -idae</a>

See also


  • Judith E. Winston. 1999. Describing Species. Columbia University Press
  • Mayr, E., E. G. Linsley, and R. L. Usinger. 1953. Methods and Principles of Systematic. Zoology. New York: McGraw-Hill.
  • Savory, T. 1962. Naming the Living World. New York: Wiley.
  • William Kirby. 1815. Strepsiptera, a new order of insects proposed; and the characters of the order, with those of its genera, laid down. The Transactions of the Linnean Society of London 11: 86–123, pls. 8–9. [read March 19, 1811.], page 88