Autochthonous meaning

ôtŏk-thŏnĭk
Originating or formed in the place where found; indigenous.

Autochthonous rocks; an autochthonous people; autochthonous folk tales.

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(ecology) Native to or produced within a system.

An autochthonous species; algae that provide an autochthonous source of nutrients in a lake.

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Native to the place where found; indigenous.
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(biology, medicine) Originating where found.
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(geology) Buried in place, especially of a fossil preserved in its life position without disturbance or disarticulation.
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Origin of autochthonous

  • Literally, "native to the soil"; from autochthon +"Ž -ous.

    From Wiktionary