Definition of Autochthonous

1. Adjective. Of rocks, deposits, etc.; found where they and their constituents were formed.

Antonyms: Allochthonous



2. Adjective. Originating where it is found. "The Ainu are indigenous to the northernmost islands of Japan"
Exact synonyms: Autochthonal, Autochthonic, Endemic, Indigenous
Similar to: Native
Derivative terms: Autochthony, Indigenousness

Definition of Autochthonous

1. Adjective. Native to the place where found; indigenous. ¹

2. Adjective. (context: biology medicine) Originating where found. ¹

3. Adjective. (geology) Buried in place, especially of a fossil preserved in its life position without disturbance or disarticulation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Autochthonous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Autochthonous

1. Derived from within a system, such as organic matter in a stream resulting from photosynthesis by aquatic plants. Compare: allochthonous. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Autochthonous

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autochthonous (current term)
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Literary usage of Autochthonous

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1. Narrative and Critical History of America by Justin Winsor (1889)
"Two of the most celebrated of the evolutionists reject the autochthonous view, for Darwin's Descent of Man and Haeckel's Hist, of Creation consider the ..."

2. Glimpses of the Cosmos by Lester Frank Ward (1918)
"The autochthonous or Allochthonous Origin of the Goal and Goal Plants of Central France History.—This summary was written out for the Secretaries on ..."

3. Cellular pathology: As Based Upon Physiological and Pathological Histology by Rudolf Ludwig Karl Virchow, Frank Chance (1860)
"71, 0 no longer bears any proportion to the original (autochthonous) thrombus (Fig. 71, c), from which it proceeded. The prolonged thrombus may have the ..."

4. Manual of Psychiatry by Joseph Rogues de Fursac, Aaron Joshua Rosanoff (1916)
"autochthonous idea.1 — We have stated above that mental automatism may manifest itself by the appearance of an idea that is. particularly tenacious and ..."

5. Manual of Psychiatry by Joseph Rogues de Fursac, Aaron Joshua Rosanoff (1916)
"autochthonous idea.1 — We have stated above that mental automatism may manifest itself by the appearance of an idea that is particularly tenacious and ..."

6. Ethnology by Augustus Henry Keane (1896)
"... of palaeolithic and neolithic man—and their later culture is consequently an independent local development—But Homo Americanus is not autochthonous, ..."

7. Handbook of Geographical and Historical Pathology by August Hirsch (1886)
"QUESTION OF autochthonous ORIGIN. ANALOGOUS DISEASE IN FOWLS. Diphtheria belongs to the same group as whooping-cough, scarlatina and other infective ..."

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