Teratoma etymology


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

Etymology of teratoma

Detailed word origin of teratoma

Dictionary entry Language Definition
terato- English (en) Pertaining to birth defects and similar abnormalities.
-oma English (en) (pathology) Forming nouns indicating disease or morbidity.. (pathology, specifically) Forming nouns indicating tumors or masses, which may be benign or cancerous (malignant).
teratoma English (en) (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 -oma