What does -oma mean?

-oma meaning in Etymology Dictionary

word-forming element, from Greek -oma, with lengthened stem vowel + -ma, suffix creating neuter nouns and nouns that indicate result of verbal action (exact carbon copy of Latin -men); specifically consumed medical usage as "morbid development, tumefaction," based on sarcoma, carcinoma.


-oma meaning in General Dictionary

A suffix found in health terms to denote a morbid condition of some part, usually some type of tumefaction; such as fibroma, glaucoma.


-oma meaning in General Dictionary

A suffix found in medical terms to denote a morbid condition of some part, frequently some sort of tumor; as with fibroma, glaucoma.