au·toch·tho·nous adj \(ˈ)ȯ-ˈtäk-thə-nəs\
a : indigenous or endemic to a region <autochthonous malaria> b : contracted in the area where reported <autochthonous cases of malaria in the United States>
: originated in that part of the body where found—used chiefly of pathological conditions
—au·toch·tho·nous·ly \-lē\ adverb
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