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autochthonous au·toch·tho·nous (ô-tŏk'thə-nəs)

  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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