- a noun suffix used to form names of tumors, of the kind specified by the base: fibroma; melanoma.
Origin of -oma
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- indicating a tumourcarcinoma
Word Origin for -oma
from Greek -ōma
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Word Origin and History for -oma
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- 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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