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Definition of the adjective allochthonous

What does allochthonous mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. of rocks, deposits, etc.; found in a place other than where they and their constituents were formed

Alternative definition of the adjective allochthonous


  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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Google previewCRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences (2001)

by Robert Alan Lewis

allochthonous organism. an organism that is foreign to the soil but that may enter it by some means as...

allochthonous. allodiploid. a diploid produced by ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Caves (2012)

by William B. White, David C. Culver

Allochthonous sediments commonly include insoluble silicate minerals, such as quartz, feldspar, or mica, which are easily distinguished from soluble carbonate and evaporite minerals. Perhaps surprisingly, clay-sized sediments in caves ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Plant Sciences (2012)

by Michael Allaby

allochthonous. Applied to material that did not originate in its present position ( e.g. plant material in a deposit, such as lake sediment, which did not grow at that location but was.

Google previewA Dictionary of Geography (2015)

by Susan Mayhew

allochthonous. Of rock formed of materials brought from outside, for example from sediments transported by ice; *till is an example. Compare with AUTOCHTHONOUS. allogenic. Caused externally. Thus, an allogenic stream is oneā€”for ...


by McGraw-Hill Education

allochthonous [ECOL] Materials that come from outside the system, such as ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ecology (2014)

Subsidized consumers can push ecosystems to alternative stable states; allochthonous nutrient enrichment can completely alter the abundance and composition of primary producers, with profound effects throughout the ecosystem; and ...

Google previewEnvironmental Law Lexicon (2015)

by Nicholas A. Robinson

ALLOCHTHONOUS: Of material derived from outside habitat or environment under ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Physical Geography (2015)

by David S. G. Thomas

ALLOCHTHONOUS Reading Lowe, J.J. and Gray, M.J. (1980) The stratigraphic subdivision of the Lateglacial of NW Europe: a discussion. In J. J. Lowe, M. J. Gray and J. E. Robinson (eds), Studies in the Lateglacial of north-west Europe.

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Allochthonous Meaning

Video shows what allochthonous means. Originating in a place other than where it is found.. Buried or found in a place remote from the site of formation.

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