- found in the part of the body in which it originates, as a cancerous lesion.
- found in a locality in which it originates, as an infectious disease.
Related formsau·toch·tho·nism, au·toch·tho·ny, nounau·toch·tho·nous·ly, adverbau·toch·tho·nous·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for autochthonic
It is an important one: it is our first really national period, all-American, autochthonic.A History of American Literature Since 1870|Fred Lewis Pattee
The former are autochthonic parasites, the others are foreigners.Animal Parasites and Messmates|P. J. Van Beneden
Treating as an error the tradition of their vagrant character, he conceives them to be generally and above all autochthonic.Studies on Homer and the Homeric Age, Vol. 1 of 3|W. E. Gladstone
From this invisible ground-plan rose something absolutely original and autochthonic.The Evolution of Love|Emil Lucka
The dance is the primordial, autochthonic form of music; its foundation so to speak.Beethoven|George Alexander Fischer