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autochthonous

Pronunciation: aw-tok′thon-ŭs

Definition:

  1. Native to the place inhabited; aboriginal.
  2. Originating in the place where found; said of a disease originating in the part of the body where found, or of a disease acquired in the place where the patient is located.

[auto- + G. chthon, land, ground, country]

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