AUTOCHTHONOUS

1. native, indigenous, or original in some manner. 2. denoting endogenous processes that originate within the individual, independently of external influences. Compare with allochthonous.

AUTOCHTHONOUS: "Mental retardation is autochthonous in that the disorder resides specifically within the individual."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AUTOCHTHONOUS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/autochthonous/ (accessed September 22, 2020).
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