autochthonous

[aw-tok-thuh-nuhs]
adjective
1.
pertaining to autochthons; aboriginal; indigenous (opposed to heterochthonous ).
2.
Pathology.
a.
found in the part of the body in which it originates, as a cancerous lesion.
b.
found in a locality in which it originates, as an infectious disease.
3.
Psychology. of or pertaining to ideas that arise independently of the individual's own train of thought and seem instead to have some alien or external agency as their source.
4.
Geology. (of rocks, minerals, etc.) formed in the region where found. Compare allochthonous.
Also, autochthonal, autochthonic [aw-tok-thon-ik] .


Origin:
1795–1805; autochthon + -ous

autochthonism, autochthony, noun
autochthonously, adverb
autochthonousness, noun
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autochthonous, autochthonic or autochthonal (ɔːˈtɒkθənəs, ˌɔːtɒkˈθɒnɪk)
 
adj
1.  Compare allochthonous (of rocks, deposits, etc) found where they and their constituents were formed
2.  inhabiting a place or region from earliest known times; aboriginal
3.  physiol (of some functions, such as heartbeat) originating within an organ rather than from external stimulation
 
autochthonic, autochthonic or autochthonal
 
adj
 
autochthonal, autochthonic or autochthonal
 
adj
 
autochthonism, autochthonic or autochthonal
 
n
 
autochthony, autochthonic or autochthonal
 
n
 
autochthonously, autochthonic or autochthonal
 
adv

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autochthonous
"native, indigenous," 1845, from autochthon + -ous.
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autochthonous au·toch·tho·nous (ô-tŏk'thə-nəs)
adj.

  1. Native to the place inhabited; indigenous.

  2. Originating in the place where found. Used of a disease originating in the part of the body where found, or of a disease acquired in the place where the patient is.

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The rest have a mixture of both traditional and autochthonal beliefs.
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