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autochthonous


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Autochthonal  \Au*toch"tho*nal\,  Authochthonic 
  \Au`thoch*thon"ic\,  Autochthonous  \Au*toch"tho*nous\,  a. 
  Aboriginal;  indigenous;  native. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  autochthonous 
  adj  1:  of  rocks,  deposits,  etc.;  found  where  they  and  their 
  constituents  were  formed  [ant:  {allochthonous}] 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {autochthonal}, 
  {autochthonic},  {endemic},  {indigenous}] 




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