- 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 autochthonous
Are not the speakers of Celtic languages the descendants of the autochthonous peoples of Western Europe?
Apparently from mother earth herself they had come, autochthonous.Where the Trail Divides|Will Lillibridge
Sometimes the cultural change was an autochthonous development.A Book-Lover's Holidays in the Open|Theodore Roosevelt
The Egyptians, however, like the ancient Greeks, regarded themselves as autochthonous.
It is not probable that the Eupatrid families were all autochthonous, even in the loose sense of that term.