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Definition for OMA (2 of 2)
plural -omas, -omata.
WORDS THAT USE -OMA
What does -oma mean?
The suffix –oma is used to name tumors. The suffix -oma is used in many medical terms, especially in pathology.
When used in the plural, -oma can be either -omas or -omata, as in lipomas or lipomata.
What are variants of -oma?
Examples of -oma
The first part of the word, fibr-, is a combining form meaning “fiber.” The suffix -oma denotes “tumor.” Fibroma literally translates to “fibrous tumor.”
What are some words that use the suffix –oma?
- adenoma (using the equivalent form of -oma in New Latin)
- carcinoma (using the equivalent form of -oma in New Latin and Greek)
- coloboma (using the equivalent form of -oma in New Latin and Greek)
- lipoma (using the equivalent form of -oma in New Latin)
- sarcoma (using the equivalent form of -oma in New Latin and Greek)
- trachoma (using the equivalent form of -oma in Greek)
What are some other forms that -oma may be commonly confused with?
Example sentences from the Web for OMA
The officers warned my cowering Oma (grandma) what might await the cousin if she ever did return.
Oma carefully drew the little clay pots from the fire, and after they had cooled she examined them.
The next day Oma made baskets lined with clay, and then, putting them on flat stones, pushed them into the heat of the fire.
At the fire feast the cooking of Oma made as great an impression as the wisdom and strength of Ang.
How beautiful was the ruddy brown sheen of Oma's hair and the light in her eyes as she welcomed him!
All through the long cold winter Ang and Oma fed the fire, and Om grew well and strong again.