heterochthonous

[het-uh-rok-thuh-nuh s]

adjective

not indigenous; foreign (opposed to autochthonous): heterochthonous flora and fauna.

Nearby words

  1. heterochromic uveitis,
  2. heterochromosome,
  3. heterochromous,
  4. heterochronia,
  5. heterochrony,
  6. heterocladic anastomosis,
  7. heteroclite,
  8. heterocrine,
  9. heterocyclic,
  10. heterocyst

Origin of heterochthonous

1890–95; hetero- + Greek chthṓn the earth, land, country + -ous

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