-oma


plural -omas, -omata.

a noun suffix used to form names of tumors, of the kind specified by the base: fibroma; melanoma.

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Origin of -oma

probably extracted from carcinoma or sarcoma

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British Dictionary definitions for -oma

-oma

n combining form

indicating a tumourcarcinoma

Word Origin for -oma

from Greek -ōma
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Medical definitions for -oma

-oma

suff.

Tumor:lipoma.
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Scientific definitions for -oma

-oma

A suffix meaning “tumor” or “cancer,” as in carcinoma. Often, the suffix is added to the name of the affected body part, as in lymphoma, cancer of the lymph tissue.
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