allochthon

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

1940-45; back formation from allochthonous.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /əˈlɒkθən/, /əˈlɒkθɒn/

Noun[edit]

allochthon (plural allochthons)

  1. (geology) A geological formation not formed in the region where found and moved to its present location by tectonic forces. Compare autochthon.

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

allochthon (not comparable)

  1. allochthonous

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