teratoma etymology

English word teratoma comes from English terato- (Pertaining to birth defects and similar abnormalities.), English -oma

Detailed word origin of teratoma

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
terato- English (eng) Pertaining to birth defects and similar abnormalities.
-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).
teratoma English (eng) (pathology) A benign or malignant tumour, especially of the gonads, that arises from germ cells and consists of different types of tissue such as skin, hair, or muscle.

Words with the same origin as teratoma

Descendants of terato-
teratoblastoma teratocarcinoma teratogen teratogenesis teratogenetic teratogenic teratogenous teratoid teratomatous teratophilia teratophobia teratosis
Descendants of -oma
acanthoma adenoma apudoma astrocytoma branchioma chorioangioma endothelioma fascinoma fibroma genome glioma gyroma haematoma keratoangioma lymph melanoma meningioma myoma myomatous neuroma oncogenomic papilloma stercoroma xyloma