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See also: oma, Oma, OMA, omã, Omã, omā, and öma

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek -ωμα (-ōma).

SuffixEdit

-oma (plural -omata or -omas)

  1. (pathology) Forming nouns indicating disease or morbidity.
  2. (pathology, specifically) Forming nouns indicating tumors or masses, which may be benign or cancerous (malignant).

Usage notesEdit

  • For most nouns formed with -oma, the plural in -omas is more common, because the suffix has been naturalized into English, but the plural in -omata is often preferred by people who believe that the Greek inflection needs to be retained.

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek -ωμα (-ōma).

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-oma m

  1. (pathology) -oma (forms the names of tumours or masses)
    linfo- (lympho) + ‎-oma → ‎linfoma (lymphoma)
  2. (chiefly biology) -ome (forms the names of masses or sets)
    bio- (bio-) + ‎-oma → ‎bioma (biome)

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek -ωμα (-ōma).

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-oma m

  1. (pathology) -oma

Derived termsEdit

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