The difference between Allochthonous and Autochthonous

When used as adjectives, allochthonous means originating in a place other than where it is found, whereas autochthonous means native to the place where found.

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  1. Allochthonous as an adjective:

    Originating in a place other than where it is found.

  2. Allochthonous as an adjective (geology):

    Buried or found in a place remote from the site of formation.

  1. Autochthonous as an adjective:

    Native to the place where found; indigenous.

  2. Autochthonous as an adjective (biology, medicine):

    Originating where found; found where it originates.

  3. Autochthonous as an adjective (geology):

    Buried in place, especially of a fossil preserved in its life position without disturbance or disarticulation.