[ tuh-pon-uh-mee ]
/ təˈpɒn ə mi /
the study of toponyms.
Anatomy. the nomenclature of the regions of the body.
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OTHER WORDS FROM toponymytop·o·nym·ic [top-uh-nim-ik], /ˌtɒp əˈnɪm ɪk/, top·o·nym·i·cal, adjective
Words nearby toponymy
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British Dictionary definitions for toponymy
/ (təˈpɒnɪmɪ) /
the study of place names
rare the anatomical nomenclature of bodily regions, as distinguished from that of specific organs or structures
Derived forms of toponymytoponymic (ˌtɒpəˈnɪmɪk) or toponymical, adjective
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