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Allochthonous vs. Autochthonous

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Allochthonousadjective

Originating in a place other than where it is found.

Autochthonousadjective

Native to the place where found; indigenous.

Allochthonousadjective

(geology) Buried or found in a place remote from the site of formation.

Autochthonousadjective

Originating where found; found where it originates.

Allochthonousadjective

of rocks, deposits, etc.; found in a place other than where they and their constituents were formed

Autochthonousadjective

(geology) Buried in place, especially of a fossil preserved in its life position without disturbance or disarticulation.

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Autochthonousadjective

of rocks, deposits, etc.; found where they and their constituents were formed

Autochthonousadjective

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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