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allochthon

[ uh-lok-thuhn, -thon ]
/ əˈlɒk θən, -θɒn /
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noun Geology.
a geological formation not formed in the region where found and moved to its present location by tectonic forces.Compare autochthon (def. 3).
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Origin of allochthon

First recorded in 1940–45; back formation from allochthonous
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