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-ome

suff.
1. Complete or collective set of; entirety of: biome; proteome; metabolome.
2. Part, structure of an organism: trichome.

[From New Latin -ōma, -ōmat-, n. suff., from Greek.]
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-ome

n combining form
denoting a mass or part of a specified kind: rhizome.
[variant of -oma]
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