Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • suffix Tumor: lipoma.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • suffix A suffix forming nouns indicating disease or morbidity.
  • suffix A suffix forming nouns indicating tumors or masses, especially cancerous ones.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • suffix A suffix used in medical terms to denote a morbid condition of some part, usually some kind of tumor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, a termination denoting a tumor or neoplasm, as in chondroma, sarcoma, fibroma, etc.

Etymologies

New Latin -ōma, from Greek -ōma, -ōmat-, n. suff.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek -ωμα (-ōma). (Wiktionary)

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