astrocytoma etymology

English word astrocytoma comes from English -oma, English astrocyte

Detailed word origin of astrocytoma

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-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).
astrocyte English (eng) (neurology) A neuroglial cell, in the shape of a star, in the brain.
astrocytoma English (eng) (medicine) A cancer of the brain that originates in astrocytes.

Words with the same origin as astrocytoma

Descendants of -oma
acanthoma adenoma apudoma branchioma chorioangioma endothelioma fascinoma fibroma genome glioma gyroma haematoma keratoangioma lymph melanoma meningioma myoma myomatous neuroma oncogenomic papilloma stercoroma teratoma xyloma
Descendants of astrocyte
astrocytin astrocytosis