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 History of this Word

"oma" is from "ma" (tumor) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
carcinoma
adenoma
sarcoma
mesothelioma

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-oma" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates tumor. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-oma illustration Does anyone have information on an experimental treatment for melanoma?
-oma illustration Lymphoma can occur anywhere in the body.