- orderly marketing agreement.
- 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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Examples from the Web for oma
Suros and Oma announce they will not return to their tribes.The Wonder Island Boys: Conquest of the Savages
Roger Thompson Finlay
Wang turned and looked at Oma and Om and gave a grunt of surprise.
But Oma and Om peered out curiously from the mouth of the cave.
When the men were seated, Oma and Om came out and sat near by.
And Oma looked into the embers, and she too saw the flickering spirits of the things to be.
- indicating a tumourcarcinoma
from Greek -ōma
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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