plural -omas also -omata

Definition of -oma

: tumor adenoma fibroma

History and Etymology for -oma

Latin omat-, -oma, from Greek -ōmat-, -ōma, from -ō- (stem vowel of causative verbs in -oun) + -mat-, -ma, suffix denoting result — more at -ment

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“-oma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-oma. Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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