a combining form meaning “the earth,” used in the formation of compound words: geochemistry.
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Origin of geo-
< Greek geō-, combining form of gê the earth
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Word Origin for geo-
from Greek, from gē earth
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word-forming element meaning "earth," ultimately from Greek geo-, comb. form of ge "earth" (see Gaia).
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A prefix that means earth, as in geochemistry, the study of the Earth's chemistry.
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