topo-, top-, -topia, -topy, -topism, -topic
(Greek: place, a position, region, local, localized)
2. Pertaining to the existence of an element in two or more distinct forms with different physical properties.
3. Altered by digestion so as to be changed in its nutritive value.
4. Indicating someone who is concerned with the welfare and interests of others; such as, a person who is not self-centered.
2. Displacement or an abnormal location of a blood vessel.
2. The inability to discern the origin of a sensation.
2. The smallest geographical unit of the biosphere or of a habitat that can be delimited by convenient boundaries and is characterized by its biota.
3. The location of a parasite within the host’s body.
4. An ecological niche, or restricted area, the environmental conditions of which are suitable for certain fauna and flora. A tree with its associated organisms is a biotope; a forest is a biochore.
2. A situation at a certain place in which everything is as bad as it can be.
2. A hypothetical place, state, or situation in which conditions and the quality of life are dreadful.
3. The opposite of what one would expect in a utopian society.
4. In medicine, a malposition, or displacement, of a bodily organ.
2. Characterized by human misery.
3. Some people also use other descriptive terms; such as, cacotopia, kakotopia, or anti-utopia to describe the conditions that exist in a dystopia.
2. An abnormal position of a part or organ; especially, at the time of birth.
3. A condition in which an organ or part of the body is out of its normal place.
This condition may have been present since birth or it may have been acquired during some other point in life.
For example, ectopic pregnancy, which is a pregnancy that develops outside the uterus. The uterus is a hollow organ in a female's body where the egg is implanted and the baby develops.