- a combining form meaning “place,” “local,” used in the formation of compound words: topography; topology.
Also especially before a vowel, top-.
Origin of topo-
combining form of Greek tópos place, commonplace
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before a vowel top-
- indicating place or regiontopography; topology; toponym; topotype
from Greek topos a place, commonplace
- Place; area:topoanesthesia.
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