A suffix meaning “tumor” or “cancer,” as in carcinoma. Often, the suffix is added to the name of the affected body part, as in lymphoma, cancer of the lymph tissue.
Origin of oma
- ModL < Gr -ōma, group, mass
From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition
- New Latin -ōma from Greek -ōma -ōmat- n. suff
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From German Oma.