autochthon

(redirected from Autochton)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

autochthon

[ȯ′täk·thən]
(geology)
A succession of rock beds that have been moved comparatively little from their original site of formation, although they may be folded and faulted extensively.
(paleontology)
A fossil occurring where the organism once lived.
References in periodicals archive ?
Hesperiidae Hesperiinae Saliana triangularis (Kaye, 1914) Hesperiidae Hesperiinae Synapte silius (Latreille, [1824]) Hesperiidae Pierinae Pyrgus communis (Grote, 1872) Hesperiidae Pyrginae Achlyodes mithridates thraso (Hubner, [1807]) Hesperiidae Pyrginae Antigonus erosus (Hubner, [1812]) Hesperiidae Pyrginae Antigonus nearchus (Latreille, [1817]) Hesperiidae Pyrginae Astraptes anaphus (Cramer, 1777) Hesperiidae Pyrginae Astraptes fulgerator (Walch, 1775) Hesperiidae Pyrginae Astraptes talus (Cramer, 1777) Hesperiidae Pyrginae Autochton neis (Geyer, 1832) Hesperiidae Pyrginae Autochton zarex (Hubner, 1818) Hesperiidae Pyrginae Bungalotis midas (Cramer, 1775) Hesperiidae Pyrginae Burca sp.
(1) We consider it impossible to assume a European principle only to regulate the relations between the indigenous public institutions and the European Union' institutions, and its failure in the functioning of autochton public institutions, either central or local.
The project is a public awareness campaign to promote human rights of the autochton pygmee ethny in the Kivu province.* The Commission will clear Euro 503,082 over three years to part-fund a project aiming at promoting human rights in Burkina Faso.
On this reading, the soul is hardly that of an autochton, certain of his place under the sun, settled and complacent in some sedentary form of existence.