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a•ma



Pronunciation: (ä'mä), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/ama.html on line 75 [key]
n.,
pl. a•mas, a•ma.

a Japanese diver, usually a woman, who tends underwater oyster beds used in the cultivation of pearls.

-ama




var. of -orama, occurring as the final element in compounds when the first element is a disyllable ending in -r, used so that the entire word maintains the same number of syllables as panorama : rollerama; Futurama.

A.M.A.




1. American Management Association.
2. American Medical Association.
3. American Motorcycle Association.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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