- 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.
OTHER WORDS FROM autochthonousau·toch·tho·nism, au·toch·tho·ny, nounau·toch·tho·nous·ly, adverbau·toch·tho·nous·ness, noun
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How to use autochthonous in a sentence
If any of the autochthonous idlers asked him what he called himself, he replied shortly, "an engineer."Tess of the d'Urbervilles|Thomas Hardy
The Ukrainian race is as nearly autochthonous as any in central or eastern Europe.
Are not the speakers of Celtic languages the descendants of the autochthonous peoples of Western Europe?
It is not probable that the Eupatrid families were all autochthonous, even in the loose sense of that term.
This is so strange an utterance, that it could only have come from one who fancied himself autochthonous.Maxims and Reflections|Johann Wolfgang von Goethe