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See also: ome, omè, òme, and 'ome

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Etymology 1Edit

Alteration of -oma, removing the case ending retained from its Ancient Greek [Term?] etymon -ωμα (-ōma). Partially cognate to -some (body), from σῶμα (sôma, body), in that both share the case ending -μα (-ma), but the ω is unrelated.

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-ome

  1. A mass of something.
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Etymology 2Edit

Back-formation from mitome, reinforced by chromosome. Early examples include biome (1916) and genome, from German Genom (1920).[1] Some association with genetics due to occurrence in chromosome and genome.

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-ome

  1. (biology) The complete whole of a class of substances for a species or an individual.
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  1. ^ “-ome” in The Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989, →ISBN.

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