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- 1. autochthonous (vs. allochthonous)
- usage: of rocks, deposits, etc.; found where they and their constituents were formed
- 2. autochthonal, autochthonic, autochthonous, endemic, indigenous, native (vs. foreign)
- usage: originating where it is found; "the autochthonal fauna of Australia includes the kangaroo"; "autochthonous rocks and people and folktales"; "endemic folkways"; "the Ainu are indigenous to the northernmost islands of Japan"
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See also: autochthonous (Dictionary)