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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.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for allochthonous

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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 previewDesk Encyclopedia of Microbiology (2003)

by Moselio Schaechter

allochthonous Nonindigenous, dormant, in transit, and not characteristic of the habitat. autochthonous ...

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 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 previewThe Water Dictionary (2010)

A Comprehensive Reference of Water Terminology by Nancy E. McTigue, James M. Symons

allochthonous Pertaining to turbidity-causing material that...

allochthonous bacteria ...

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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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