[i:, ʌɪ]
suffix forming plural nouns:
1》 used in names of animal and plant families and other groups: Felidae.
2》 used instead of -as in the plural of many non-naturalized nouns ending in -a derived from Latin or Greek: larvae.
L. plural suffix, or representing the Gk plural ending -ai.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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