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al·loch·tho·nous

 (ə-lŏk′thə-nəs)
adj.
1. Originating or formed in a place other than where found: allochthonous rocks; an allochthonous population.
2. Ecology Not indigenous: an allochthonous organism.
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allochthonous

(əˈlɒkθənəs)
adj
(Geological Science) (of rocks, deposits, etc) found in a place other than where they or their constituents were formed. Compare autochthonous1
[C20: from Greek allokhthon, from allo- + khthōn (genitive khthonos) earth]
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allogenic, allochthonous - Geological material that has been transported and then accumulates elsewhere is allochthonous, and sediment carried by a river is allogenic.
See also related terms for sediment.
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Adj.1.allochthonous - of rocks, deposits, etc.allochthonous - of rocks, deposits, etc.; found in a place other than where they and their constituents were formed
autochthonous - of rocks, deposits, etc.; found where they and their constituents were formed
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