-oma etymology

English word -oma comes from Ancient Greek -ωμα

Detailed word origin of -oma

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ωμα Ancient Greek (grc)
-oma English (eng) (pathology) Forming nouns indicating disease or morbidity.. (pathology, specifically) Forming nouns indicating tumors or masses, which may be benign or cancerous (malignant).

Words with the same origin as -oma

Descendants of -ωμα
Ewing's sarcoma adenosarcoma angiosarcoma carcinosarcoma chondrosarcoma fibrosarcoma gliosarcoma histiosarcoma leiomyosarcoma liposarcoma lymphosarcoma melanosarcoma myxosarcoma neurosarcoma osteosarcoma rhabdomyosarcoma sarcoma sarcomatoid sarcomatous