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au·toch·tho·nous  audio  (ô-tkth-ns) KEY  also au·toch·tho·nal  (-th-nl) KEY  or au·toch·thon·ic  (ôtk-thnk) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Originating where found; indigenous: autochthonous rocks; an autochthonous people; autochthonous folktales. See Synonyms at native.
  2. Biology Originating or formed in the place where found: an autochthonous blood clot.


OTHER FORMS:
au·tochthon·ism or au·tochtho·ny(Noun), au·tochtho·nous·ly(Adverb)


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