adjective het·er·och·tho·nous

Definition of heterochthonous

  1. 1 :  not indigenous :  foreign, naturalized a heterochthonous flora

  2. 2a :  not formed in the place where it now occurs :  transported heterochthonous rock b :  removed from the original deposit (as by erosion) and reembedded (as certain fossils)

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Origin and Etymology of heterochthonous

heter- + -chthonous (as in autochthonous)

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to cast off or become cast off

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