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to·pon·y·my

(tō-pon'i-mē),
Topical or regional nomenclature, as distinguished from organonymy.
[topo- + G. onyma, name]

toponymy

(tə-pŏn′ə-mē)
n. pl. topony·mies
1.
a. The place names of a region or language.
b. The study of such place names.
2. Anatomy Nomenclature with respect to a region of the body rather than to organs or structures.

to·pon′·y·mist (-mĭst) n.

toponymy

(tō-pŏn′ĭ-mē) [″ + onoma, name]
Nomenclature of the regions of the body.
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