topo-


a combining form meaning “place,” “local,” used in the formation of compound words: topography; topology.

Nearby words

  1. topminnow,
  2. topmost,
  3. topneck,
  4. topnotch,
  5. topo,
  6. topoanesthesia,
  7. topochemistry,
  8. topog.,
  9. topographer,
  10. topographic

Also especially before a vowel, top-.

Origin of topo-

combining form of Greek tópos place, commonplace

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British Dictionary definitions for topo-

topo-

before a vowel top-

combining form

indicating place or regiontopography; topology; toponym; topotype

Word Origin for topo-

from Greek topos a place, commonplace

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Medicine definitions for topo-

topo-

pref.

Place; area:topoanesthesia.

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