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- (pathology) A suffix forming nouns indicating disease or morbidity.
- (pathology, specifically) A suffix forming nouns indicating tumors or masses, which may be benign or cancerous (malignant).
- For most nouns formed with -oma, the plural in -omas is more common, because the suffix has been naturalized into English, but the plural in -omata is often preferred by people who believe that the Greek inflection needs to be retained.
suffix forming nouns indicating tumors or masses