allochthonous

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Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek ἄλλος (állos, other) + χθών (khthṓn, earth, ground)

Adjective[edit]

allochthonous (not comparable)

  1. Originating in a place other than where it is found.
  2. (geology) Buried or found in a place remote from the site of formation.

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  • The Dictionary of Difficult Words [1]
  • The Free Online Dictionary [2]