- (pathology) Forming nouns indicating disease or morbidity.
- (pathology, specifically) Forming nouns indicating tumors or masses, which may be benign or cancerous (malignant).
- 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.
suffix forming nouns indicating tumors or masses
- (pathology) -oma (forms the names of tumours or masses)
- (chiefly biology) -ome (forms the names of masses or sets)