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a combining form meaning “the earth,” used in the formation of compound words:
combining form
indicating earth: geomorphology

word-forming element meaning “earth,” ultimately from Greek geo-, comb. form of ge “earth” (see Gaia).

geo- or ge-
Earth: geophagia.
geo- or ge-
A prefix that means “earth,” as in geochemistry, the study of the Earth’s chemistry.


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