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autochthonous

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adjective au·toch·tho·nous \(ˈ)ȯ-ˈtäk-thə-nəs\

Medical Definition of autochthonous

  1. 1a:  indigenous or endemic to a region <autochthonous malaria>b:  contracted in the area where reported <autochthonous cases of malaria in the United States>

  2. 2:  originated in that part of the body where found—used chiefly of pathological conditions

autochthonously \-lē\play adverb



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