Definition of Autochthony in English :

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Autochthony meaning in English

Meaning of Autochthony in English

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Autochthony pronunciation in English

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1. autochthony, endemism, indigenousness

nativeness by virtue of originating or occurring naturally (as in a particular place)

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see synonyms of autochthony
(of rocks, deposits, etc) found where they and their constituents were formed
Compare allochthonous
inhabiting a place or region from earliest known times; aboriginal
3. physiology
(of some functions, such as heartbeat) originating within an organ rather than from external stimulation

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see synonyms of autochthony
1. Originating or formed in the place where found; indigenous: autochthonous rocks; an autochthonous people; autochthonous folk tales. See Synonyms at native.
2. Ecology Native to or produced within a system: an autochthonous species; algae that provide an autochthonous source of nutrients in a lake.

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