- not formed in the region where found.Compare autochthonous(def 4).
Origin of allochthonous
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- (of rocks, deposits, etc) found in a place other than where they or their constituents were formedCompare autochthonous (def. 1)
Word Origin for allochthonous
C20: from Greek allokhthon, from allo- + khthōn (genitive khthonos) earth
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