- 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.
Words nearby autochthonous
OTHER WORDS FROM autochthonousau·toch·tho·nism, au·toch·tho·ny, nounau·toch·tho·nous·ly, adverbau·toch·tho·nous·ness, noun
Example sentences 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