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Topical or regional nomenclature, as distinguished from organonymy.
[topo- + G. onyma, name]
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n. pl. topony·mies
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.
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toponymy(tō-pŏn′ĭ-mē) [″ + onoma, name]
Nomenclature of the regions of the body.
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