Definition of Autochthonal

1. Adjective. Originating where it is found. "The Ainu are indigenous to the northernmost islands of Japan"

Exact synonyms: Autochthonic, Autochthonous, Endemic, Indigenous
Similar to: Native
Derivative terms: Autochthony, Indigenousness



Definition of Autochthonal

1. a. Aboriginal; indigenous; native.

Definition of Autochthonal

1. Adjective. existing where it was formed or born; native, aboriginal, indigenous ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Autochthonal

autocatalyze
autocatheterization
autocephalies
autocephalous
autocephaly
autochanger
autochangers
autochef
autochefs
autochory
autochrome
autochromes
autochronograph
autochronographs
autochthon
autochthonal (current term)
autochthones
autochthonic
autochthonies
autochthonism
autochthonous
autochthonous ideas
autochthonous malaria
autochthonous parasite
autochthonously
autochthons
autochthony
autocide
autocides
autoclasia

Literary usage of Autochthonal

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1. Public Health Papers and Reports by American Public Health Association (1900)
"... telluric or atmospheric factors favoring its autochthonal increase, it is also true that very extensive epochs have passed away—20 years— without there ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1901)
"Taken altogether, the Seri mind shows itself to be ' local, chance-dominated, exceeding lowly, and especially autochthonal in its contents and workings. ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"«from the origin»; the Greek name was autochthonal), the earliest inhabitants of a country discoverable by civilized investigation. ..."

4. The Monthly Review by Charles William Wason (1842)
"... national character ; and never since merry-making was invented did a more skilful manufacturer of this autochthonal production exist than Aristophanes. ..."

5. Scientific Papers of Asa Gray by Asa Gray (1889)
"... the autochthonal hypothesis might be tested by inquiring whether the primitive or earliest range of our species could possibly have remained unaffected ..."

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