IA



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Iowa (approved especially for use with zip code).
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a noun suffix having restricted application in various fields, as in names of diseases (malaria; anemia), place names (Italia; Romania), names of Roman feasts (Lupercalia), Latin or Latinizing plurals (Amphibia; insignia; Reptilia), and in other loanwords from Latin (militia).
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in absentia.
abbreviation
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Iowa
suffix
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occurring in place names: Albania, Columbia
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occurring in names of diseases and pathological disorders: pneumonia, aphasia
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occurring in words denoting condition or quality: utopia
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occurring in names of botanical genera: acacia, poinsettia
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occurring in names of zoological classes: Reptilia
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occurring in collective nouns borrowed from Latin: marginalia, memorabilia, regalia

word-forming element in names of countries, diseases, flowers, from Latin and Greek -ia, which forms abstract nouns of feminine gender. In paraphernalia, Mammalia, etc. it represents the Latin and Greek plural suffix of nouns in -ium or -ion.

Chinese forms country names by adding guo “country” to the stressed syllable of the place name, hence Meiguo “America,” from mei, the stressed syllable of America (minus -r-, which does not exist in Chinese). Similarly Yingguo “England,” Faguo “France.” Continent names are similarly formed, with zhou “continent” (e.g. Meizhou “America (continent),” Feizhou “Africa,” Ouzhou “Europe”).

-ia 1
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Disease; pathological or abnormal condition: anoxia.

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Latin in absentia (in absence)

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