-oma definition

  • suffix:
    • cyst: lipoma.
    • A suffix creating nouns suggesting condition or morbidity.
    • A suffix creating nouns showing tumors or masses, specifically malignant ones.
    • A suffix found in medical terms to denote a morbid problem of some part, typically some type of tumor.
  • noun:
    • In pathology, a termination denoting a tumor or neoplasm, like in chondroma, sarcoma, fibroma, etc.

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