pertaining to autochthons; aboriginal; indigenous (opposed to heterochthonous).
found in the part of the body in which it originates, as a cancerous lesion.
found in a locality in which it originates, as an infectious disease.
Psychology. of or relating to ideas that arise independently of the individual’s own train of thought and seem instead to have some alien or external agency as their source.
Geology. (of rocks, minerals, etc.) formed in the region where found.
After the lapse of time the theory of autochthony (from autos, self, and chthon, earth) was laid aside.
Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome E.M. Berens
(of rocks, deposits, etc) found where they and their constituents were formed Compare allochthonous
inhabiting a place or region from earliest known times; aboriginal
(physiol) (of some functions, such as heartbeat) originating within an organ rather than from external stimulation
“native, indigenous,” 1845, from autochthon + -ous.
autochthonous au·toch·tho·nous (ô-tŏk’thə-nəs)
Native to the place inhabited; indigenous.
Originating in the place where found. Used of a disease originating in the part of the body where found, or of a disease acquired in the place where the patient is.
- Autoerotic asphyxiation
asphyxia caused by intentionally strangling oneself while masturbating in order to intensify the orgasm through reduced oxygen flow to the brain. noun See auto-erotic asphyxiation noun See auto-erotic asphyxiation
the arousal and satisfaction of sexual excitement within or by oneself, as by masturbation. noun (psychol) the arousal and use of one’s own body as a sexual object, as through masturbation
the arousal and satisfaction of sexual excitement within or by oneself, as by masturbation. Historical Examples These manifestations have been dealt with in the study of autoerotism in vol. Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 (of 6) Havelock Ellis noun (psychol) the arousal and use of one’s own body as a sexual object, […]
noun another name for automatic exposure