ama

[ ah-mah ]
/ ˈɑ mɑ /

noun, plural a·mas, a·ma.

a Japanese diver, usually a woman, who tends underwater oyster beds used in the cultivation of pearls.

Origin of ama

From Japanese, dating back to 1945–50, of uncertain origin
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AMA

abbreviation for

American Medical Association
Australian Medical Association
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