Definition: Autochthonous

au·toch·tho·nous

adjective \ȯ-ˈtäk-thə-nəs\

Definition of AUTOCHTHONOUS

1

: indigenous, native <an autochthonous people>

2

: formed or originating in the place where found <autochthonous rock> <an autochthonous infection>

au·toch·tho·nous·ly adverb

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